At Quinnipiac, we recognize the sacrifices that current and former military service members have made on behalf of the United States. We’ve long been committed to helping our nation’s veterans, active and reserve military and National Guard members reach their educational goals. We are partnered with both the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs to provide a comprehensive set of benefits that fit with your military experience. Whether your mission is advancing your military career, transitioning to the civilian sector, or supporting your dependent as they work toward their degree, we are honored to assist you every step of the way.
Military Makeover: Operation Career
On the national stage
Our commitment to honor and support our active duty and veteran students, faculty and staff was featured on "Military Makeover: Operation Career," which debuted on the Lifetime network on June 24.
The nationally broadcast show highlighted Alex Hartman '19, Shamar Farmer '18 and Jason Burke, director of veteran and military affairs, and showed how their military experiences have led them to success at Quinnipiac. The segment will continue to air nationally throughout the summer.
You can watch the segment here:
Meet Jason Burke
Jason Burke is the director of veteran and military affairs at Quinnipiac, serving current and potential student veterans both on and off campus.
He is a 1988 graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, earning a bachelor’s degree in oceanography and a master’s degree from the U.S. Naval War College in national strategic studies.
Burke was a naval aviator for more than 25 years until retiring as a U.S. Navy Captain in January 2013 with more than 4,100 flight hours and 370 aircraft carrier landings. He served in eight different squadrons flying seven different aircraft. His decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air/Strike Medal, Navy and Army Achievement Medals, Combat Action Ribbon and various service awards.
Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship in Support of Veterans
Alumnus and trustee makes $1 million gift to support veterans
The Veterans Memorial Endowed Scholarship will be funded with a gift from Arthur Rice '73, Esq. and a matching contribution from the university to provide tuition assistance for undergraduate veterans during summer sessions and the January term.
University community gains valuable skills serving America
Bringing field experience to the classroom
Robert Lombardo’s life was forever changed when he was drafted and deployed to Vietnam. Wounded several times in combat as part of the 11th infantry brigade, Lombardo was ultimately reassigned to the 23rd medical hospital in Chu Lai. There he ran a hospital ward caring for recovering patients.
A call to service
Brandy Parry, JD ’20, dreamed about serving her country since she was a little girl. At just 17, the Colorado native had the opportunity when she joined the U.S. Navy as a gunner’s mate following her high school graduation. After her service, she wanted to serve her community in a different way.
Recognized by the Military Times
Quinnipiac was named among the best 4-year universities for veterans that offer bachelor's or graduate degrees in the United States. We consistently exceed their standards in academic policies, admissions and orientation processes, campus culture, financial aid assistance, and graduation and retention rates.
Yellow Ribbon Program Participant
We’ve invested more than $3 million into our Yellow Ribbon program, making your education more affordable. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. We’ll help you navigate all the assistance opportunities available to you.
“The Military Times does a very comprehensive survey to ensure their list of best schools for veterans reflects universities that offer the best chance for success of these non-traditional students. Quinnipiac ranks very well because of the team effort that supports our veterans not only on campus but also within the Connecticut VA system. We also have a very active Student Veterans Organization that gets additional outside campus support via the Student Veterans of America.”Jason BurkeDirector, Veteran and Military Affairs