Jordan Agricula.
Jordan Agricula.

Wesleyan Vet Grad Launches Career in Veterans Services

Spring 2022 | Veterans

Jordan Agricula, a Wesleyan College Posse graduate, has taken on a new career role in the San Diego Mesa College Veterans Department.

Jordan recalls that his own path to the Posse Veterans Program will forever be linked with his history at Mesa, a public community college in San Diego, California.

“I was a student at San Diego Mesa College and helped facilitate a Posse Veterans presentation for our veterans club,” Jordan remembers. “After hearing the Posse staff speak about the program, I nominated myself and was eventually selected as a Posse Scholar for Wesleyan University.”

"Community college is where I started my educational journey, where I met Posse— now it’s my turn to help other vets.”

Now, five years later, Jordan has returned to Mesa to pursue a career in veteran services. In his new role as student services assistant, he is a point person for the 1,000 student veterans at Mesa, helping them succeed by connecting them to resources, advising on use of veterans benefits and overseeing the Veterans Affairs work study program.

“Jordan has been a leader everywhere he’s been—as a soldier, as a community college student, as a Posse Scholar and now as a professional in the field of veterans services,” says Posse Veterans Director, Adam Lessuck.

“Being in higher ed is definitely where I see myself going,” Jordan says, reflecting on his long-term plans. “I’m particularly interested in working with vets at the community college level. Community college is where I started my educational journey, where I met Posse and where I got the opportunity to go on to Wesleyan. Now it’s my turn to help other vets with their journeys.”