VFW Magazine Features New Mexico Veterans Success Upward Bound: UNM Newsroom

VFW Magazine Features New Mexico Veterans Success Upward Bound: UNM Newsroom

Veterans who wanted to return to school or change careers know the benefits of applying to the New Mexico Veterans Upward Bound (NMVUB) program. Thanks to the article The Academic Program in New Mexico Helps Veterans Succeed in Higher Education, which appears in the September 2022 edition of VFW magazine, many others will now also experience the benefits.

Kelly Fitzpatrick, NMVUB Program Coordinator for Northern New Mexico and U.S. Army veteran, was “stunned” when VFW Magazine contacted her to say she wanted to describe her Army journey to her NMVUB position based at UNM-Taos. Fitzpatrick is happy to have accepted.

“I am very impressed with the article and how it highlights the value and impact of the program, as well as some of the successes of our NMVUB participants,” she said.

The NMVUB prepares former military personnel for post-secondary education success through instruction, counseling and support services. Nearly 700 veterans have completed the NMVUB program since its inception at UNM-Taos in 2012. Many participants have gone on to further education with great success.

“I am also pleased with the inclusion of content regarding some of our partners such as UNM-Taos and SEE4VETS. We could not accomplish our mission, to improve the academic skills and overall well-being of our New Mexico veterans, without the continued support of our partners,” Fitzpatrick explained. “I have learned in my three years as the NMVUB program coordinator that New Mexico cares for its veterans and I am privileged to be a part of this service.”

To read the magazine article, visit VFW Magazine.

Amanda P. Whitten