AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s Student Veterans Resource Center will celebrate its relocation to Foy Hall with a public ribbon-cutting Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m., after which the public can tour the center. Among those attending the ribbon-cutting will be Auburn University President Jay Gogue and Veterans Affairs officials.
The center has been moved from its original office in Haley Center to a newly remodeled office with student support service space in 217 Foy Hall.
“This new location and the resources that will be available to our veteran students demonstrate that Auburn University is serious about providing support for its veteran students. They served us, now it is our time to serve them,” said center director Johnny Green.
The Auburn University Veterans Resource Center is the central resource for support for veteran students and can help identify academic resources, provide financial advising and give professional, personal and career development services.
“On behalf of the staff and all Auburn University student veterans, we are very honored and deeply appreciate this new space in Foy Hall that has been made available to serve student veterans,” said Green.
Originally founded in 2010, the center was designed to increase support for and outreach to veterans enrolling in college after the Post-9/11 GI Bill took effect in August 2010.
The center provides timely and comprehensive support to current and former military service members, including eligible dependents, by collaborating with Veterans Affairs representatives, the university and civilian-advocate organizations.
In September, Auburn University was named to G.I. Jobs magazine’s list of Military Friendly Schools for 2013 “for being among the top 15 percent of schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students.”
Auburn University has 284 veterans and 416 veterans dependents enrolled this semester.
(Written by Katherine Harding.)