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UGA Opens Student Veterans Resource Center

As members of the U.S. military return home from overseas, many will pursue degrees from higher education institutions like the University of Georgia. With an increase in the number of veterans enrolling at UGA, the university has planned initiatives to aid veterans as they exchange the battlefield for the opportunity to walk under the Arch as a graduate.

Upon their return to UGA, veterans can take advantage of the new Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) to gain assistance in assimilating into student list. Last spring, the SVRC opened its doors on the first floor of the Tate Student Center. The center boasts an inviting atmosphere and offers student veterans a place to congregate and learn about the opportunities UGA has to offer.

UGA's veteran service efforts don't end there. In conjunction with the SVRC, the university plans to raise $100,000 to establish and dedicate a student veteran lounge and peer mentor program through the University Health Center. UGA hopes that these support resources will help military veterans feel at home in the Bulldog Nation.

For more information about the SVRC, please visit http://dos.uga.edu/svrc.

Information for this blog was sourced from a Red & Black article: http://www.redandblack.com/variety/new-student-veterans-resource-center-is-home-away-from-war/article_7361cc66-a5ff-11e2-b2ff-0019bb30f31a.html

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