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The Student Veterans Association serves at three levels.

First, the SVA serves student Veterans within all the schools of UNTHSC. We provide a welcoming network of fellow veterans while ensuring they have full awareness to all the benefits available to them. These benefits include the GI Bill, Hazelwood Act, and veteran scholarships. The SVA also hosts social events and mentors those students with military scholarships who are new to the military. Our contacts for Veterans benefits on campus are Liz Medders & LaTarra Lewis . Email: Phone: (817) 735-0448 Office: SSC 240 

Second, the SVA serves the UNTHSC community at large. We raise awareness to specific Veteran medical needs with presentations by practicing medical professionals. The SVA highlights patriotic events such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day on the campus and in affiliated social media.

Third, the SVA serves the greater Fort Worth community as representatives of the UNTHSC. Our outreach includes charitable organizations such as Liberty House. SVA also provides health education outreach to patients at the VA Outpatient Clinic. Activities such as these allow student veterans and students with no military background the opportunity to meet and serve Veterans in need around the region.

Portal Information


The basic tenets of our organization include:
1) Serve the needs of Student Veterans attending UNTHSC.
2) Raise Veteran awareness within the entire UNTHSC community.
3) Provide veteran-specific community service as an arm of UNTHSC.



Group Email

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Selection Process

If your organization has selective membership, please describe the selection process.

SVA membership is open to all students of UNTHSC

Frequency of Elections

Yearly, Semesterly, Officers Appointed, etc.


Timeframe for Elections

What Month/Time of Year do Elections Occur?

Spring Semester

Number of Active Members


President Name

Gary Palladino

Vice President's Name

Nicholas Broughton

Treasurer's Name

Josh Pavlik

Secretary's Name

Chris Cabrera

Advisor Name

Thomas Diver

Advisor School Title

Instructor - Physician Assistant Studies Program