The American Military Veterans Education Fund (AMVEF) cabinet at Hodges University has announced the appointment of two co-chairs for the committee. Reg Buxton, publisher of The Journals, and John Ebling, Director of Lee County Veteran Services Officer, have accepted their nominations to the cabinet. Hodges also welcomes Kent Anderson, Vice President and Senior Private Banker for Harris Private Bank in Naples, as a member of the AMVEF cabinet.
The committee raises awareness and funding to provide scholarship and grant dollars to help veterans whose benefits are insufficient to cover the full cost of tuition for attending Hodges University.
“We are honored to have these gentlemen partner with Hodges University to assist in the educational goals and objectives of our returning veteran American heroes,” says Philip Memoli, Vice President of University Advancement and Executive Director of the Hodges Foundation.
Hodges has reported a steady increase in the number of recent veterans enrolling in their degree programs. In 2009, Hodges University announced that it would be participating in the federal government’s Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides tuition and fee assistance to eligible veterans. The program enables qualified veterans to attend the institution with virtually no financial burden. Of the 294 veterans currently enrolled at the school, nearly one-fourth do not qualify for GI benefits. For more information about the AMVEF cabinet, please call (239) 938-7827.