Summer Studies at Stanford Give Vets Head Start

During his summer stay at Stanford, Garrett Gross took a sociology course on the power of social networks in everyday life, and learned how to write a persuasive, argument-based essay in a course offered by the Program in Writing and Rhetoric.

Garrett Gross, left, and Hugo Santos Parada, who are enrolled in the Veteran Accelerator program at Stanford this summer, discuss an essay assignment for their writing class.

To ease stress and clear his mind, he also took a morning yoga class.

Gross, who served in the U.S. Army Infantry for six years, including a deployment to Afghanistan, is one of 15 military veterans enrolled in Stanford’s Veteran Accelerator program this year.

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