Mr Dario Piedrahita, President of the Student Veterans of America chapter at the Orlando campus, presents a Certificate of Appreciation to SVA Guest Speaker  John DeMauro, Executive Director of the Central Florida Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA).  Mr. DeMauro discussed programs and benefits available for veterans suffering from spinal cord injuries (SCI), multiple sclerosis (MS) and related injuries and disorders occurring while on active duty and even after discharge.

Having a speaker from the PVA continues Orlando’s Student Veterans of America’s tradition of having a new guest speaker each term to address issues pertinent to the student veteran population.  Previous experts have included speakers from the VA, the VFW, Career Source Central Florida, PTSD Trained Mental Health Counselors and others.