SOURCE: University of Advancing Technology

University of Advancing Technology

November 11, 2016 06:00 ET

University of Advancing Technology (UAT) Partners with Warriors Heart to Offer STEM Scholarship for Veterans Suffering from PTSD

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwired - November 11, 2016) - University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is offering veterans a chance to pursue a STEM career by partnering with Warriors Heart to advance job skills of alumni who complete their 28-day peer-to-peer healing program.

Warriors Heart is the first and only private treatment center for "Warriors Only" (veterans and first responders) in the U.S. dealing with substance abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or psychological effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI).

The partnership began when UAT President Jason Pistillo met with Warriors Heart CEO and Co-Founder Josh Lannon at a Young President's Organization (YPO) meeting. Pistillo recognized the need to offer scholarship for veterans to have an opportunity to pursue a STEM career.

"The service, dedication and sacrifices made by the men and women serving our nation in the United States military are recognized by University of Advancing Technology. Whether active duty, veteran, reservist or a dependent of military personnel, UAT has a variety of program offerings, learning delivery options and financial aid opportunities for veterans to achieve their educational goals. Whether they are seeking to advance in a civilian career, complement their military skills or pursue a fresh path in advancing technology, UAT is committed to their success," said Pistillo.

UAT is proud to fund these STEM scholarships worth up to $50,000 each for US Veterans coming out of a Warriors Heart healing program. The scholarships will provide our protectors with education opportunities to advance their job skills and help them pursue their life dreams.

"We are honored to partner with UAT serving our warriors. Our military men and women receive some of the best leadership training in the world. Combined with UAT's technology courses, this gives our veterans an incredible opportunity to excel personally and professionally," said Josh Lannon, CEO of Warriors Heart.

"It is our responsibility to ensure that the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces come home to a grateful nation. This partnership provides veterans with the tools they need to successfully enter the workforce and build futures for themselves and their families. These are the kinds of innovative ideas that enable our heroes to achieve the American Dream," said Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema.

UAT was founded by an Air Force veteran in 1983. The University is a designated Military Friendly Institution and is GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon approved.

About the Warriors Heart (Bandera, Texas):

Warriors Heart provides a peer-to peer based solution to help the over 13.3 million American Warriors (Military, Veterans, Law Enforcement and First Responders) faced with the self-medicating struggles of alcohol addiction, prescription and drug addiction, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and mild TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in a private, 40-bed facility. Along with a 28-day peer-to-peer residential treatment program, Warriors Heart will soon have the option of Day Treatment, Outpatient, and Sober Living (60 Day Minimum). With decades of experience in addiction healing, military service and law enforcement, the 3 Warriors Heart Founders (CEO Josh Lannon, former Law Enforcement Officer Lisa Lannon and former Special Forces Tom Spooner) are leading the team on this special mission of warriors healing warriors. Warriors Heart Founders' work has been featured in Forbes, Chicago Tribune, KENS5 CBS News San Antonio, FOX 10 News Phoenix, Military1, PoliceOne, Woman's Day and Addiction Pro magazine. There is a 24-hour Warriors Heart hotline (844-448-2567) answered by warriors. www.warriorsheart.com

About UAT (Tempe, Arizona):

University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is a family-owned, private technology University focused on educating students in advancing technology who desire to innovate for our future. Our technology infused, urban campus is a technology nexus; a collection of technophiles, tech geeks and mavens of the digital world that evolve into technology executives, master programmers, cyber warriors, forensic sleuths, robotic engineers, interactive filmmakers and game innovators for entertainment and government animation applications. www.uat.edu

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Contact Information

  • MEDIA CONTACTS:
    Lauren Fach
    UAT Public Relations
    480-351-7889

    Liz Kelly
    Warriors Heart
    310-987-7207