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Student Veterans Organization (SVO)

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Want to connect with other veterans?

Pikes Peak Student Veterans Organization (SVO) is dedicated to help fellow collegiate veterans in the transition from military to college life and to enrich the community with veteran sponsored and patriotic events. 

We provide all veterans, military members and their families with resources, support, and advocacy needed for student success. The SVO is a chapter of Student Veterans of America (SVA), a national coalition of campus veterans support groups focused specifically on improving conditions and support for student veterans.

All students are welcome to attend meetings. If you are interested in joining the SVO either as an officer or a member, please send an email to svo@pikespeak.edu.

Meet your 2023-24 SVO Officers

Hello There! My name is Jake Post and I was born and raised in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. I grew up always having a full time job living and working on a ranch and most of the time up to no good, as a country boy does in a small town. Upon graduating high school in 2011, I enlisted into the United States Marines Corps and served until 2015. My duty station was Camp Pendleton, CA and my military occupational speciality was an amphibious assault vehicle operator. I had two deployments overseas in a wide range of areas spanning over many countries. Once getting out after “giving my four to the corps,” I started my next challenge and applied to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After four years I obtained my bachelors in education & human sciences and moved out to Colorado Springs in hopes of working with youths.  

I was on track working my way towards my “dream job” with the YMCA and as life does, threw me a series of curveballs. My plans and goals didn’t come to fruition with the YMCA and so I decided to go back to school and am currently on track to obtain an associates degree with diesel technology and an auto-collision customizing technician certificate. I am also currently the President of the Student Veterans Organization here at Pikes Peak State College. I am always making moves to improve the club and the Veteran community. I am constantly learning new lessons daily and am thankful for the people around me. Lately, my passions include anything outdoors like skiing or camping. I have a pitbull named Gaea Jane who requires daily park runs and cuddles.  I enjoy listening to music or researching parts/discussing  history. I try to take my life one day at a time, maintain humility and to be of service to others.

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Hey there, my name is Brian, and I am in pursuit of a degree in secondary education. I was born in Boston, Massachusetts, traveled a bunch growing up you would have thought I was the son of a military parent, sure wasn't though. I spent most of my childhood between Maine, Massachusetts, and Colorado. I attended Mitchell High School here in Colorado Springs where I was a five sport athlete as well as a four year member of the AFJROTC award winning program. After high school I joined the United States Marine Corps and unfortunately my career was cut short due to an unforeseen medical condition. 

Upon discharge, I became a student coach for the Women's Basketball program at Lamar Community College. As our president stated, life throws you curves and I had a couple knuckleballs I swung and missed early on in life and spent the rest of my twenties learning from mistakes and growing as a man as best a parentless boy could do. I started my adult journey a little rough but I managed to get a hold of it quickly and became a cajun trained chef in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. There I worked my way to being a kitchen manager as well as working various catering crews. After returning to Colorado I spent four seasons as a concessions supervisor at Coors Field and other sporting and concert venues. 

Now back in school I fill in when I can at concerts as security as well as CC hockey games. When life gives you lemons, you gotta make some lemonade. I will do what it takes to keep you motivated on your path to your goals and dreams. The key to success is being able to learn from mistakes and keep moving forward in life. Some of the hardest times in life will make some of the strongest people you will ever meet, remember that everyone is taking a different walk in life and are going through different mountains and valleys. So, treat others with kindness and respect everyone's situations and do your best to offer an ear to listen and respond with a positive solution when needed.

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Hello, my name is Marln Jaramillo, and I am from a small town in northern New Mexico. I spent most of my childhood wrestling and being outdoors. As soon as I graduated high school, I joined the Army and spent the next 12 years in the service. My enlistment took me to a ton of awesome places, and some that weren’t so great. My favorite duty station was Fort Campbell, Kentucky because hunting and fishing in Tennessee made some of my best memories. 

After the military I had no idea what to do and PPSC was there to help light the way. I am currently pursuing a degree in cybersecurity and working at the MVP office over at the Centennial Campus. One thing about the military that you cannot find anywhere else is the sense of comradery and this is my motivation for being a member of the SVO.


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Call for Club Officers and Club Members

We need you! SVO is searching for club officers.

As a club officer, you will be responsible for: planning club meetings and socials; speaking at campus events; and recruiting club members. 

We are also looking to grow our club. If you are interested in learning more, please contact svo@pikespeak.edu

If you have any questions please email svo@pikespeak.edu or fill out the form below.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or want to learn more, let us know on the contact form and we will get back to you.

Additionally you can give us a call at 719-502-4100 or email us at svo@pikespeak.edu

We look forward to hearing from you!