Denny Cosmo, Director of Bristol Community College’s Joseph A Marshall Veterans Center, has been named 2023 Chapter Advisor of the Year by the Student Veterans of America (SVA). Each year at its national conference, the SVA recognizes the extraordinary student veterans, advisors, chapters and partners who represent the very best of the student veteran extended community, as well as the epitome of service, scholarship and accomplishment.

The SVA’s Chapter Advisor of the Year Award acknowledges the exceptional mentorship, service and advocacy provided by a campus staff or faculty member to an SVA Chapter as an advisor.

Denny is an energetic U.S. Army Veteran and veteran's affairs professional with a passion for guiding and empowering student veterans.  He proudly served as a Ranger in both airborne infantry and military intelligence branches of the U.S. Army from 2001-2010, completing two combat tours in Iraq. Denny was also recently named a 2023 Veterans Champion of the Year by G.I. Jobs® Veterans, for his dedication to helping student veterans and their families succeed in education. To view a video feature about Denny, please click here.

Denny was recently honored at Bristol’s Board of Trustees Meeting on Monday, January 29, 2024, with citations from the Massachusetts House of Representatives, offered by State Representative Alan Silvia; the City of Fall River, offered by Mayor Paul E. Coogan; as well as the Executive Office of Veterans Services', offered by Veterans Services Secretary Jon Santiago.

With a focused mission on empowering student veterans, Student Veterans of America (SVA) is committed to providing an educational experience that goes beyond the classroom. Through a dedicated network, SVA aims to inspire yesterday’s warriors by connecting student veterans with a community of like-minded chapter leaders. For more information about the SVA, please

Bristol Community College’s Joseph A. Marshall Veterans Centerserves as a single point of contact for all Bristol and Veterans Affairs materials, educational benefit certification, academic counseling, essential resources, opportunities for peer connections and assistance with job preparation and placement services, including veteran-specific job fairs and recruitment activities.

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