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Veterans Studies Invited Speakers

Spring 2021 Schedule

Join Veterans Studies professors and students interested in issues impacting military communities. Talks this semester all occur on Fridays at 5:30 PM (EST). All are welcome!

  • 2/5 -Benton Shirey, US Navy Veteran and EKU Director of Corporate Educational Partnerships
  • 2/12 -Steve Wahle, LCSW on Veteran Identity Research
  • 2/19 - Brigadier General (Ret.) James T. Iacocca
  • 2/26 - Lexington VAMC Chaplain Joseph White
  • 3/5 - Col. (Ret.) Eugene Palka and Cindy Palka on Military Families
  • 3/12 - Lt. Col. (Ret.) Elizabeth Barrs
  • 3/19 - Lexington VET Center's Kristin Gallagher, LCSW
  • 3/26 - David P. Ervin, Editor-in-Chief for Military Experience & the Arts, Inc. 
  • 4/9 - Moe Armstrong, Vietnam Veteran, Founder of Vet-to-Vet Peer Mentoring Program
  • 4/16 - Christopher Stanfield, Disabled Veterans Program Specialist
  • 4/23 - Beth Avey, VP of Knox Regional Development Alliance
  • 4/30 - Veterans Studies Intern and Capstone Student Panel

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  521 Lancaster Ave.   
  Whitlock 431  
  Richmond, KY 40475  
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The Kentucky Center for Veterans Studies hosts academic programming for both veteran and non-veteran students. Learn about EKU support services for veterans and other military-affiliated students by visiting the Office of Military & Veterans AffairsDonate to Operation Veteran SuccessDonate to Operation Veteran Success