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.
Eastern Kentucky University has earned a No. 2 ranking among the nation’s four-year colleges and universities for its commitment to helping military veterans further their education.
As its numbers of student veterans continue to soar thanks to Operation Veteran Success, Eastern Kentucky University again has been named a Military-Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.
Eastern Kentucky University student veterans are adding their stories to the “From Combat to Kentucky” oral history project at the Louis B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky.
Recent Eastern Kentucky University graduate Travis Martin was one of 14 individuals nationwide to receive a 2011 Literacy Grant from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.