University of Phoenix Alumna Takosha Swan Launches Nonprofit to Support Veterans

PHOENIX ~ Takosha Swan, MBA, an alumna of the University of Phoenix, has launched a Georgia nonprofit, The Veteran Anthem, to support veterans who may be struggling mentally to find a sense of community and purpose. This follows her service in two military branches and the Iraq war.

The nonprofit was inspired by Swan's composition of a song by the same name, both endeavors intending to convey a sense of hope and inspiration to her fellow veterans. "When I began my work helping veterans, I realized there was something missing in terms of emotional support," Swan shares. "There are many services available for veterans, but there was a spiritual and inspirational piece missing, which is why I wrote 'The Veteran Anthem' and started the nonprofit. My hope is that by spreading a message of inspiration and purpose, veterans and their families will have access to all the resources they need to live a successful and happy life."

Swan has received multiple recognitions for her work with veterans. Last year she received a commendation from Georgia Governor Brian Kemp for her work with veterans and for her original composition, "The Veteran Anthem." In 2019 she was appointed to the State Board of Veterans and currently serves as Vice-Chair. In the Georgia General Assembly there are currently two resolutions (S.R. 122 and H.R. 347) to make "The Veteran Anthem" the official song of Georgia service members, veterans and their families. Swan has also been invited to perform the anthem at the Georgia State Capitol this spring.

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Eric Ryan, Marine Corps veteran and senior director of Military Operations at University of Phoenix commented on Swan's dedication: "Takosha's dedication to veterans in Georgia, and across the country, is a powerful example of servant leadership...Seeing our veteran alumni embrace mission-driven work and making a positive difference in their communities is truly inspiring."

Swan earned her MBA from University of Phoenix in 2010 as well as her bachelor's degree in business management in 2008; she still sees value in those experiences: "I'm so happy the University of Phoenix was there for me to complete my education with the help of veteran education benefits...University of Phoenix provided the flexibility I needed to attend school online despite many life changes and challenges."

University of Phoenix MBA programs continue to feature practitioner perspective with courses taught by faculty with an average 28 years industry experience; they now also offer competency-based Master Business Administration (MBA-CB) degree program intended fast-track students who demonstrate on-the-job skills.

Takosha Swan's accomplishments serve as an example for other veteran alumni who wish to make positive differences in their communities through mission-driven work; she hopes that through The Veteran Anthem she can provide emotional support as well as resources needed for successful lives for veterans everywhere.
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