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    Employee Spotlight: State Tuition Assistance Manager Jenna Chapin



    Story by Sgt. Stewart Dyer 

    Joint Force Headquarters - Wyoming National Guard

    Name: Jenna Chapin
    Department: State Military Affairs
    Years at Wyoming Military Department: 4
    Job Title: State Tuition Assistance Manager
    Hometown: Wichita
    Current Town: Cheyenne

    Helping connect Soldiers and Airmen to their education benefits can be tricky, but for Jenna Chapin it is the best way to ensure a trained and competent force, keeping the sword and shield sharp and sturdy for the future. Talking to Chapin I learned a great deal about education benefits in the state.

    Q: What do you do at the Wyoming Military Department?
    A: I administer Army and Air state tuition assistance programs, including eligibility and adjustments.

    Q: What motivates you to wake up and go to work?
    A: I enjoy my job and the people I work with. I like working in the public sector and especially enjoy working to further educational opportunities.

    Q: What has been your favorite part of the job?
    A: I enjoy the presentations the most, especially when I can help soldiers learn about and take advantage of their benefits.

    Q: How does your position impact the Wyoming Military Department and further the Wyoming National Guard?
    A: Our educational benefits are of course a helpful recruiting tool, but it’s important to remember that tuition assistance is one of the more tangible ways that we invest in the professional development of our soldiers and airmen.

    Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
    A: For two years at the University of Wyoming I was in the vertical dance program. It is such a unique program offered at UW I really enjoyed it.

    Q: What is something most folks don’t know about your position?
    A: That a lot of soldiers and airmen don’t take advantage of all their education benefits. There are several programs out there that will let you finish your education without debt.

    Q: What is your favorite aspect of working here?
    A: I love the Cheyenne community, not so much the long winters, but the summers are amazing, and they help get me through the colder months.

    Q: What is your favorite part about being part of the Wyoming Military Department?
    A: Being able to promote the value of education, a lot of places will ask for educated employees, but here we get to back it up with a program that pays for it.



    Date Taken: 08.09.2021
    Date Posted: 08.09.2021 17:28
    Story ID: 402693
    Location: CHEYENNE, WY, US 
    Hometown: WICHITA, KS, US

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