$10K grant will help university serve veterans

2014-04-21T08:30:00Z $10K grant will help university serve veterans The Southern
April 21, 2014 8:30 am

A $10,000 grant will help upgrade the existing Veterans Service office at SIU into a Veterans Center.

The Student Veterans of America and The Home Depot Foundation on Friday announced the recipients of $100,000 in total grants through a VetCenter Initiative partnership.

The university’s Student Veterans Organization, a registered student organization, is among the 11 grant recipients receiving funds to construct veteran-specific resource centers on their campuses. The funds will go toward purchasing furniture, electronics and additional resources to upgrade existing space in Woody Hall and provide expanded service to match the renovated and expanded Veteran Services area planned for the third floor of Woody Hall C-Wing.

Paul S. Copeland, SIU’s Veterans Services coordinator, said the objective is to create a comfortable space where veterans can gather for small group discussions, study and relax, and also provide an improved environment for students and staff.

-- University Communications

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