Veteran Study Lounge Dedicated on 75th Anniversary Founder's Day
The new Veteran Study Lounge, a space in the Duquès Center dedicated for students who are service members and veterans, was dedicated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on
September 18 that gathered Retired U.S. Army Colonel and former U.S.
Congressman Rob Simmons joined Mitchell College President Mary Ellen Jukoski, Ed.D., faculty, staff, students, and representatives from Home Depot.
from active duty to the classroom often leaves veterans without the
familiar camaraderie to which they have grown accustomed. A dependable
and supportive environment is essential to the success veterans achieved
during their military careers. Congressman Simmons spoke about his
own experience as a Vietnam veteran and the importance of finding
community support in higher education. As President Jukoski explains,
"The Veteran Study Lounge is a resource where veterans and service
members will meet, study, and relax. It offers a place where trust, support, and 'brother/sisterhood' can be found and fostered in an academic environment."
Veteran Study Lounge is part of a proud tradition at Mitchell College
of meeting the needs of our service members and veterans that stretches
all the way back to World War II, during which Mitchell College
facilities supported the U.S. Army and Coast Guard and after which
began a special summer session for veterans in June 1946. The tradition
continues as this month it was announced that Mitchell College has once
again been recognized as a Military Friendly School©. Military Friendly
Schools are the top 15% of schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students.
The Veteran Study Lounge has also been made possible by support from The Home Depot and Bob's Discount Furniture.
The Day covered the event [http://www.theday.com/article/20130919/NWS09/130919511/0/SEARCH].