Veteran Scholarship Award

The Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce (SWVCC) announced the winners of its second Veteran Scholarship Award today.  Byron Munda and Enrique Priego were selected from among applicants for this scholarship award. They will receive their $1,000 scholarships in public ceremonies at a date to be arranged between them and the SWVCC.  Both are students at Arizona State University.
Ken Speer, Vice President of the Chamber and Chair of the Scholarship Selection Committee thanked all applicants and local college staffs who encouraged the Veterans and assisted them in preparing their applications. He added, “Thanks to a generous $1,000 donation from Retired Navy Veteran and SWVCC Member Randall Asburry and his Farmers Insurance Agency, we were able to award two $1,000 scholarships instead of only one.” He also encouraged “all those who applied but did not win to reapply to future scholarship offerings.”
Byron Munda served four years as an Infantryman in the US Army that included four combat deployments to Afghanistan. He is pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree and hopes to eventually work for the Phoenix Fire Department.
Enrique Priego served over eight years in the US Navy in Aviation Ordnance and made four deployments in support of combat operations in and around Iraq. He is studying Kinesiology and plans to be a Physical Therapist.
The SWVCC Veteran Scholarship is open to Veterans, currently serving Reservists and National Guard, and spouses and children of Veterans killed in action or 100 % disabled. Tom Sheets, the Executive Director of the SWVCC added, “We plan to offer our next scholarship opportunity in late September and will announce the winner(s) in mid-December.” In the future, the Veteran Scholarship Program will be managed by the Southwest Veterans Foundation, a 501c(3) non-profit organization, and charitable arm of the SWVCC. The number and dollar value of scholarships will be dependent upon revenues available to support the Scholarship Program. Our communities can support this program by joining the SWVCC or by making a donation to support its programs. Individuals or organizations who would like to make a direct contribution to support the Scholarship Program can donate at the Chamber website or by contacting the Executive Director, whose contact information appears at the top of this press release.
Lee Lange, President of the SWVCC added, “We are proud to offer benefits such as this to our highly-deserving Veterans who have served our Country during difficult times. We want to thank our Members and Donors, without whose support, these scholarships would not be possible.”
winners of its second Veteran Scholarship Award

 


SWVCC announced the winners of its second Veteran Scholarship Award Press Release

SOUTHWEST VETERANS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
ANNOUNCES VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
The Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce (SWVCC) announced the winners of its second Veteran Scholarship Award today. Byron Munda and Enrique Priego were selected from among applicants for this scholarship award. They will receive their $1,000 scholarships in public ceremonies at a date to be arranged between them and the SWVCC. Both are students at Arizona State University.

winners of its second Veteran Scholarship Award



SWVCC Member Appointed to Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS)

unnamedJohn Boggs, Colonel, US Marine Corps (Retired) and Member of SWVCC was appointed to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) by the Secretary of Defense. DACOWITS, established during the Korean War in 1951 by Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall, is an independent advisory committee that provides the department with advice and recommendations on matters and policies relating to the recruitment and retention, treatment, employment, integration, and well-being of highly qualified professional women in the Armed Forces.

DACOWITS members include prominent civilian women and men representing a distribution of demography, academia, industry, public service and other professions. Selection is on the basis of experience in the military or with women’s-related workforce issues.

Members are selected for a four-year term, without compensation, to perform a variety of duties including visiting military installations each year, conducting a review and evaluation of current research on military women, and developing an annual report with recommendations on these issues for service leadership and the secretary of defense.

More information about DACOWITS can be found at http://dacowits.defense.gov/.

Link to John’s Linked In:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/coljohnboggs?trk=pulse-det-athr_prof-art_hdr


(SWVCC) intends to expand into the East Valley

The Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce (SWVCC) intends to expand into the East Valley in the near future. To facilitate this expansion, we will hold an informational meeting/luncheon about the Chamber, its programs and operations, and advantages of membership at the Social Box, 1371 N Alma School Rd in Chandler (intersection of Alma School and Knox) at 11:30 on Tuesday April 5th.
Individuals need not be Veterans and businesses need not be Veteran-owned to join the Chamber. Only preprequisite is the desire to support Veterans and their families, Veteran-owned businesses, and fellow Members of the SWVCC. The Chamber currently has three Chapters in the Phoenix area.
Please join us for lunch and learn about SWVCC, how you can help, and how you can benefit.
If you want more info please call Tom Sheets, Executive Director, at 623.238.2914 or Shane Levinson at 602.502.8723.


CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE RIPPLE EFFECT – Press Release

SOUTHWEST VETERANS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
ANNOUNCES CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE RIPPLE EFFECT

The Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce (SWVCC) announced today that The Ripple Effect is one of two recipients of its quarterly Veteran Charitable Contribution Program. SWVCC will contribute $500.00 to The Ripple Effect to support its local programs.

The Ripple Effect press release 3.17.16