Learn more about Ohio State’s military-connected community
A decade ago, longtime former Ohio State staff member Jim Miller had the vision to honor his father’s military service, and through the university’s Military and Veterans Services, established the Major Lawrence Miller Military Community Advocate (MCA) program. From its humble beginnings with a single veteran student advocate, the goals were simple:
- Create a network among military students across the university.
- Help faculty and staff better understand the needs of military students.
- Build a military service community through programs, events, service projects and professional development.
Today, Ohio State boasts more than 30 scholarship MCAs across the university’s six campuses. Each MCA enhances inclusive excellence and adds tremendous value to the academic experience, both inside the classroom and beyond in local communities. Ohio State’s MCA program is nationally recognized and has served as a model to establish advocate programs at 15 other colleges and universities nationwide.
Through the generous help of donors, not only do military community advocates graduate with less student loan debt, but they also continue meaningful service within their communities.
Ohio State currently serves more than 2,180 military-connected students and broader Buckeye military family members. Learn more about Ohio State's military-connected services at the Military and Veterans Services website.
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