I've blogged in the past regarding the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Sacred Heart being a Yellow Ribbon school, and (perhaps most importantly) the benefits of having student/veternas on campus. With that in mind, I am pleased to say that next Tuesday, SHU will be hosting a Veterans Symposium on the main campus here in Fairfield.
To be held in University Commons from 4:00-8:00 pm, this event will be a great opportunity for veterans in the area to learn more about services available to them, and to see our beautiful campus (the brand new Linda McMahon Commons building is truly awe-inspiring!). Representatives from local veterans organizations will be on hand, as well as people from the Connecticut Department of Labor, and of course, admissions representatives from SHU.
I was approached about helping to coordinate this event a few months back by a fellow SHU alumnus who also happens to be a veteran. This gentleman has fond memories of his days as an undergrad at Sacred Heart University, and is passionate about helping other veterans with their transition to civilian life and with making them aware of services that are available to them. How could I say no?
I would encourage all those who will be on campus next Tuesday, May 1st to stop by and see what the Veterans Symposium is all about. If nothing else, stop by to simply shake the hand of a veteran and thank them for their service to the United States.
For more information about the Veterans Symposium, refer to this link: