Veterans Alliance of Texas State

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Presidential Welcome


Fellow Veterans,

As you begin, or continue, your academic journey here at Texas State, know that you have the full support of the Veterans Alliance.  We are a chartered student organization that serves as the Student Veterans of America chapter for Texas State.  Our goal is to provide academic and social support to every student veteran and do what we can to see all of you fulfill your scholastic goals.

As the president of VATS, I like to equate my function to that of a lobbyist.  I am here to be your voice to university faculty and staff to convey the needs of our community.  Where I differ from the average lobbyist is that I don't need your money, I need your presence.  When the university hosts veteran events, I need you to show up.  When VATS throws socials and engages in volunteer opportunities or community outreach, I need you there.  Your participation is your lobby dollar.  No veterans, no voice.  Help me show our worth as a unique student community by doing what we do best, leading from the front.

Many of you are here because Texas State is a top military friendly school.  President Trauth  has personally affirmed commitment to this cause.  Texas State has already provided much for us, more than most schools.  To continue to push the university higher up that military friendly list, I need you present and engaged.  Don't be just a student vet, become a member of the university family, become a Bobcat.

Joseph Aebersold
President, Veterans Alliance of Texas State

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President Michael Hart
Vice President Nick Sterling
Chief of Staff Sandra Brooks
Director of Marketing Allison Poteet
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Major Events and Socials

Monthly Pizza Luncheon

Student Veteran Monthly Lunches
Fall 2015 through Spring 2016
11:00 am to 1:00 pm - LBJSC Room 4-1.6
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Free food will be provided as part of a series of presentations about off- and on-campus resources and networking opportunities for student veterans. Generally held on the third Wednesday of every month.

Fall 2015 Spring 2016
September 23 Wednesday, February 17

October 28

Room change to LBJSC 3-5.1

Thursday, March 24
November 18 Friday, April 222
Game Day Tailgating

Game Day Tailgating 

Fall 2016 - Home Games Only

Come hang out with your local student veterans as we support the Texas State Football Team and Athletic Department.  Food and refreshments provided for active members.

Annual VATS Golf Tournament

6th Annual Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS)

Golf Tournament 

Spring 2016 - Saturday, April 9th at 9:00 am

An annual golf tournament hosted by VATS and sponsored by local businesses. Profits are shared with Central Texas Returning Heroes, a local Veteran and First-Responder relief fund.  To participate, REGISTER HERE.  If you have already registered and need to submit payment, CLICK HERE.