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New Adviser Tapped to Help Veterans Transition into Academia


Anne Kelly Treantafeles, L.M.S.W., has been named Fordham’s new veterans entry adviser.

Anne Kelly Treantafeles
photo by Ed Cody

Treantafeles, who succeeds Lynne O’Connell, M.P.H., assistant dean of Fordham College of Liberal Studies, will oversee the University’s veterans initiative, launched in the spring of 2009 to help veterans return to college under the current federal G.I. Bill.

The University currently serves about 235 veterans in its Yellow Ribbon Program, which removes any financial obstacles between eligible post-9/11 service members and a Fordham education. The University was one of the first in the nation to commit to full participation in the program, which got underway in 2008-2009.

Treantafeles’ new duties will be part of her new position as assistant director of admissions, marketing and recruitment for the Graduate School of Social Service (GSS). Since 2005, she has worked in the capacity of executive secretary to the GSS/Westchester assistant dean.

In addition to her Fordham experience, Treantafeles brings experience in veterans’ issues to her new role. She serves as the veterans’ issues chair for the National Association of Social Workers—Westchester Division and she recently completed a yearlong clinical social work internship at the Veterans Administration Hudson Valley Health Care System in New York.

The search for a new adviser was overseen by Michael Gillan, Ph.D., associate vice president for Westchester and Peter Vaughan, Ph.D., dean of GSS. Gillan and Vaughan are co-chairs of the FordhamVets Task Group.

For more information on FordhamVets and the veterans initiative, visit the website.


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