Medaille Student Earns Student Veterans of America Award

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Medaille Female Veteran
May 31, 2012

Chad Wainwright was one of 50 people nationwide to be selected by Student Veterans of America for its Internship Support Program. The award provides up to $1,500 in support for Wainwright as he completes an internship this summer.

Wainwright, who is enrolled in Medaille’s mental health counseling program at its Amherst Campus, is currently interning with Alden Wellness and Counseling in Alden, N.Y. He works under the supervision of a mental health counselor to counsel diverse populations, and on outreach events to educate the public on issues related to mental health.

“My hope is to work with military veterans suffering from TBI (traumatic brain injury) and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder),” said Wainwright.

Also, Wainwright is working for the Erie County Veterans Service Agency with Director Carlos Benitez, developing plans that link mental health services with student veterans in need. He is a United States Army veteran who served from 2003-2008.

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