Eastern Kentucky University President Doug Whitlock will discuss EKU’s embrace of military veterans and their dependents when he participates in a session entitled “From Soldier to Student: Assessing Veteran Program Impact on Institutions” at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
Eastern Kentucky University has signed a pledge to support the Education pillar of “Got Your 6” by offering supportive veteran-specific resources, programs and policies.
The second volume of “The Journal of Military Experience,” a product that originated in 2011 with student veterans at Eastern Kentucky University, brings together the works of 53 artists, authors, poets and scholars interested in teaching the world about the nature and consequence of military service.
Lt. Col. Brett Morris, Ret., has been named director of admissions at Eastern Kentucky University.
Eastern Kentucky University, nationally recognized for its commitment to helping military veterans complete their college education, now has a full-time vocational rehabilitation counselor through its participation in the VetSuccess on Campus program.
Every military veteran has a story to tell, and a three-day symposium at Eastern Kentucky University this summer aims to help them do just that.
The Military Experience and Arts Symposium, at the university’s Noel Studio for Academic Creativity July 5-7, will equip veterans with empowering creative skills and a voice.
Eastern Kentucky University is one of 14 colleges and universities nationwide selected to participate in the Tillman Military Scholars Program for the 2012-13 academic year.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Veterans Education and Transition Support (VETS) organization was honored as national Program of the Year by the Student Veterans of America (SVA) for “The Journal of Military Experience.”
Four future VETS leaders received the honor at the closing banquet of the SVA’s fourth annual national conference in Las Vegas, Nev.
Lt. Gen. Robert Yerks received more than two dozen awards for valor during his long and distinguished military career.
But it was an injured soldier in a hospital who paid the ultimate tribute to Yerks when he struggled “violently” just to raise his arm enough to salute the retired lieutenant general.
In a speech on the U.S. Senate floor today that honored the nation’s military veterans, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell also saluted Eastern Kentucky University’s efforts on behalf of veterans.