Penn Program Preps Military Veterans for College

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Without Penn’s Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program, Glenn Forte Jr., an Army veteran, says he wouldn’t “in a million years” be where he is today—working as an Independence Blue Cross financial investigator, and only a year away from earning his master’s degree from La Salle University.

“I was leery going back to college, I had been out of school for many years,” Forte says. “I was on the fence, [thinking] it just wasn’t for me.”

Karen Ball felt similarly. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, and working for several years in administration, Ball knew she needed a boost before trying her hand at college.

“I heard about Veterans Upward Bound and thought it’d help me hone my skills and prepare me to go to school,” she says.

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