Navy veteran Victor Chiquete, 26, poses in front of the anchor chains from the battleship USS Arizona on display at the University of Arizona. Once he completes his undergraduate degree, he plans on going to medical school to become a neurosurgeon.
For five years the University of Arizona has joined forces with the national nonprofit Warrior-Scholar Project to help student veterans acclimate to civilian life and successfully complete undergraduate programs.
More than 60 veterans have attended a rigorous two-week Warrior-Scholar Project academic boot camp at the UA to learn from faculty, receive mentoring from fellow student veterans and begin to adjust to a formal learning environment. (Continued)
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