Armed with a $25,000 grant from The Veterans Trust, NSU established a Veterans Resource Center earlier this year that offers a place to gather as well as a “one stop shop” where student veterans can access myriad services and resources. The center is located at NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus in the Rosenthal Building in Room 218. The room is now open from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., seven days a week.
“We want to be able to provide a place where our student veterans feel comfortable and can get help during their time at NSU,” said Kimberly Durham, Ph.D., Chair of NSU’s Department of Justice and Human Services. “Our vision is to provide our student veterans with information from available academic resources to help with their classwork, to information on the depth and breadth of clinical services at NSU, to career preparation – truly a place where they can turn to with any questions they may have.”
In addition to debuting the center, NSU hosted a special orientation ceremony for incoming veteran students. As part of the event, students received a special edition red, white and blue NSU Shark pin, presented by NSU’s Executive Vice President and COO Jacqueline A. Travisano, M.B.A., CPA.
This month’s student focus includes insight from the president of NSU’s Student Veterans Association, Timothy Chamberlain, one of the key proponents of a special orientation for student veterans.