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The Veterans Resource Center Offers Activities Throughout the Semester

by Sheena Cox

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is engaging in different activities during the fall semester at WVU Parkersburg.

In remembrance of September 11, the VRC is hosting a ceremony at the flagpole located in front of the college on Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. The VRC is looking for bell ringers for the ceremony so if someone is interested in participating in the ceremony stop by the VRC for more information.

“We are hoping for a good turnout for the ceremony and each participant will receive a remembrance pin,” said Veterans Advocate, Shawn Healy.

The VRC will be conducting the Vet Success Workshop to prepare veteran students for a successful spring semester. The workshop began when veterans and independents using educational benefits select classes available to receive their full benefits.

The Vet Success Workshop allows advisors to assist and to help students meet the requirements for the program the student veterans and independents are studying.

The Vet Success Workshop allows students to complete the enrollment in a timely manner.

“Completing the pre-prior registration will allow the students to get their pin released before registration day,” Healy said.

The Vet Success Workshop focuses on completing registration in a timely manner to ensure veteran students and independents receive their payments in a timely manner.

Other activities planned throughout the semester:

  • WVU Parkersburg veterans will be on the road traveling to Seneca Rocks in West
  • Virginia October for a day of hiking.
  • Veterans week will take place Nov. 7-11.
  • VRC will have a presentation for the honor cord ceremony, which the veterans recieve awards based on accomplishments, Dec. 4.
  • The 75 Anniversary for Pearl Harbor Day is Dec. 7.

The Veterans Resource Center will be busy throughout the semester, so if anyone is interested in an event contact Shawn Healy at the VRC or by email at shawn.healy@wvup.edu.

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