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January 13, 2014

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Veteran and Graduate Uses G.I. Bill to Further Education

Veteran and Graduate Uses G.I. Bill to Further Education

Graduate Jonathan Holland served in the U.S. Army from 2002-2008.  He was stationed in Germany, Kansas, and Iraq.  After serving, he used his G.I. Bill to pay for his college education at ANU.  In addition, he used the Trade Act to cover his expenses as well.  He had previously taken classes at two other local institutions and was thrilled that all of his credits transferred toward his ANU degree.  He added that he found the staff at the Roanoke Valley Campus much more personable than the other schools that he attended. He said that it was obvious that they truly care about students. 

He chose ANU because he had a friend who had attended and had a positive experience.  He decided to enroll in the information systems engineering program.  He found all of the instructors to be very helpful.  Jonathan’s other favorite aspects of ANU were that there were other students his age, the cultural diversity, the social events, and the fact that the institution is very community oriented.  

Jonathan was recently hired as a technical operator by the Ardagh Group, a Luxembourg-based global leader in metal and glass packaging that has opened a state-of-the-art metal can manufacturing facility in Roanoke.  “I am very excited, and fortunate to be a team member at Ardagh Group. This is a first rate corporation that is looking for only the best of the best,” said Jonathan.  “I would like to thank ANU and its staff for giving me the tools needed to succeed. The staff went out of their way to look over my résumé and application, prepared me for the interview, and give me the confidence needed in order to get hired.”

Veteran and graduate Jonathan Holland was recently hired as a technical operator by the Ardagh Group in Roanoke, Virginia. 



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