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University of Central Missouri
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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4640
Fax: 660-543-4943


Return with Purpose Workshop Rescheduled for June 20

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (June 9, 2014) – The Return With Purpose Workshop scheduled for Saturday, June 21, has been rescheduled for Friday, June 20, at the University of Central Missouri.

The workshop is geared toward active duty military personnel and veterans who want to learn how to make an easier transition to civilian life. This is a free program, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Elliott Student Union, Room 235, which is also a change in location from the previously announced workshop. Individuals who wish to participate should register by June 13.

UCM’s Office of Military and Veteran Services and the non-profit organization Return With Purpose are collaborating on this program. It is tailored specifically toward active duty military personnel preparing to leave the service, veterans, members of the National Guard, reservists and military spouses.  Leading the workshops will be a representative of Return With Purpose, Greg Ganschaw, chief executive officer and founder. Ganschaw is a U.S. Air Force veteran who has worked with Fortune 500 companies to help employees and corporations to maximize their skills, abilities and productivity.

Return With Purpose will aid participants in preparing for the future by helping them understand how they can design a path to a life they want, identify and remove barriers to changing their lives, realize their potential, find

 a new purpose in life helping other veterans, and develop an action plan to ensure success as a job seeker, student or family member.

The workshop’s curriculum was developed with input from psychologists and has been in use for more than 40 years. It is tailored to meet needs specific to military members and their families, and has been implemented by higher education institutions that include Stanford, Penn State, and Washington University, to name just a few.

Interested individuals must RSVP to Ganschaw or call 314-520-2046 by June 13. He can also address any questions related to the program. Individuals making reservations should advise Ganschaw of their name and military status, phone number, and email address. They should also let him know if they are a UCM student. Limited seating is available.

Anyone who wants to know more about educational opportunities available for active duty military personnel and veterans at UCM can contact Jeff Huffman, director of the Office of Military and Veteran Services, at 660-543-8989, or Delilah Nichols, coordinator, at 660-543-8977.