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Veteran and Military Family Services Office opens

November 6, 2014

WHAT: University of Rochester President Joel Seligman, along with Jonathan Burdick, dean of admissions and financial aid, and Peter Robinson, URMC vice president and chief operating officer and executive director, Government and Community Relations, will welcome veteran students, faculty, and staff to celebrate the opening of the new Veteran and Military Family Services Office.

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 3 – 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in 107 Wallis Hall on the University of Rochester’s River Campus.

ABOUT: The Veteran and Military Services Office’s primary focus is to provide support to veterans through a successful transition from military life to the classroom. The office, which is staffed by two full-time Veterans Association certified officials, will serve as a liaison between veterans and a number of services provided across campus.

The VA certified officials will also help military students use supplemental programs like the Yellow Ribbon Program. Instituted at the University in 2009, the Yellow Ribbon Program is designed to help students with up to 100 percent of the out-of-pocket tuition and fees that may exceed GI Bill tuition benefits.

“Currently there are 84 veteran students enrolled at the University—that’s a 50 percent increase since 2010,” said Jonathan Burdick, dean of admissions and financial aid, who noted that the numbers are expected to increase as more post-9/11 veterans return to civilian life. “We are proud to now provide veterans at the University with a centralized resource to better help them navigate the educational system and success after graduation.”

The event is open to the public.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email veteranservices@UR.rochester.edu, or phone Veteran and Military Family Services Office at 585-275-8592.

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Category: Student Life