SALUTE National Honor Society for Veterans

Clover Park Technical College recently became the latest chapter of the SALUTE National Honor Society for Veterans, recognizing veterans, active duty, National Guard and reservists for achieving academic success.

SALUTE (Service, Academics, Leadership, Unity, Tribute and Excellence) was established in 2009 and is based out of Colorado State University. It is the first National Honor Society established for student veterans and active duty military enrolled in 2-year and 4-year institutions of higher education.

The honor society includes a four-tier GPA system designed to encourage student veterans to strive to improve their GPA and advance to a higher level during their academic careers. The GPA levels are Alpha (3.75-4.0), Bravo (3.5-3.74), Charlie (3.25-3.49) and Delta (3.0-3.24).

CPTC Veteran Navigator Shawn Durnen was nominated to be the college’s SALUTE chapter director. For student veterans interested in membership, stop by the Veterans Resource Center in Building 22, Room 121 to talk to Durnen about GPA verification. An unofficial transcript is required, along with a DD Form 214, a discharge from active duty, or a copy of military orders.

For more information, contact Durnen at or 253-589-5966.