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VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

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Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL)

VITAL is a collaboration between VA and higher education designed to help student Veterans transition from servicemember to student.  Campus outreach social workers can help student Veterans with VA services, and act as students' advocates at school.

Program Contacts:

Lincoln & Columbus region
Barb Shupe, LCSW

Hastings, Grand Island & western Nebraska
Angie Lyon, LCSW


Contact Info


  • Lincoln VA Clinic
    Grand Island VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 402-489-3802
  • 308-382-3660

Hours of Operation