Autumn 2021 Veterans Symposium

Thursday, November 4, 2021
9:30AM-3:30PM | 9:30AM-1:30PM
Assembly Hall

Thursday, November 4, 2021

9:30AM-3:30PM | 9:30AM-1:30PM

Assembly Hall

Join International House as we host the Office for Military-Affiliated Communities (OMAC) for the Autumn 2021 Veterans Symposium. This program will discuss research findings from the 2020 symposium. It will also include social and professional networking opportunities.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required for both in-person attendance and virtual attendance.

Please note that the main entrance is currently for residents only; please use the door on South Dorchester Ave to enter the Assembly Hall. Persons with disabilities who need assistance should contact International House in advance of the program at 773.753.2274 or e-mail

The 2021 Welcome Picnic will be held at the conclusion of the Symposium on Friday, November 5, 2021.

Symposium Day 1: Thursday, November 4, 2021, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM

9:30 AM-9:45 AM – Welcome Remarks

9:45 AM-10:50 AM – Research Findings (Dr. Erin McFee, OMAC Lead Research Associate)

10:55 AM-11:25 AM – Ivy League Veterans Council (Alvaro Morales, Chairman)

11:30 AM-12:00 PM – Warrior Scholar Project (Jesse Tossetti, Director of Outreach and Admissions)

12:00 PM-1:00 PM – Lunch Break

1:00 PM-1:05 PM – The University of Chicago Veterans and Family Readiness Program (Nichole Wilson, Co-chair)

1:10 PM-1:40 PM – Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services (Sam Whitehurst, Vice President, Programs and Services)

1:45 PM-2:15 PM – DOL VETS

2:20 PM-2:55 PM – Measurement and Evaluation (Dr. Erin McFee)

3:00 PM-3:25 PM – Keynote Address, U.S. Army Colonel (retired) Gregory Gadson

3:30 PM – Adjournment

Symposium Day 2: Friday, November 5, 2021, 9:30AM-1:30PM

9:30 AM-10:30 AM – Panel Discussion (Dr. David Vacchi and Dr. Aynsley Diamond) moderated by Dr. Amy Morys

10:35 AM-11:05 AM – Social Capital Among Enlisted and Officers (Eric Snyder, OMAC Lead Research Assistant)

11:10 AM-12:10 PM – Skillbridge and Beyond (Dr. Cody Nichols, Kandi Tillman and Lindsey Schiro) moderated by Dr. Terrell Odom

12:15 PM-12:45 PM – Moral Injury (Dr. Matthew Schumacher)

12:50 PM-1:20 PM – Student Veterans of America (Fontaine Stegall)

1:30 PM – Adjournment

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