Ivy Coach is deeply proud to be in the service of America’s veterans. Each year, we work with a select set of veterans on a pro bono basis and help them earn admission to the highly selective colleges of their dreams. These are men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country, who have proudly served our nation in uniform in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, or Coast Guard far from home and far from their families. Indeed there is absolutely nothing that our business is prouder of than helping veterans pursue the finest education our nation has to offer. It is our way of saying, “Thank you for your service.”
Today, we were delighted to learn that a veteran with whom we worked this transfer admissions cycle, an American immigrant, earned admission to his dream Ivy League school. He is such a kind young man and no matter how many times we tell him to call us by our first names, he calls us “Mr.” or “Ms.” And he ends every sentence in “Sir” or “Ma’am.” We think he uses “Sir” as a thinking word the way some folks say “umm.” But that’s what you get when you work with America’s veterans. It’s par for the course.
Our veterans often share their stories after the admissions process is complete so that fellow veterans can learn about Ivy Coach’s pro bono services and pursue their educational dreams. We’re excited to share this young man’s story in the coming weeks as his is a remarkably inspiring one, one that personifies the American dream. Can you tell how happy we are for him? Oh, and when he let us know of his admission, he of course stated it matter of factly with absolutely no enthusiasm whatsoever. Because that’s him. But we did — successfully — get some emotion out of him. He stoically said, “Yay.” Hey, we’ll take it, Sir.