A new Student Veteran Resource Center, slated to open later this year on the campus of Appalachian State University, will serve the needs of Appalachian students who are active duty military personnel and veterans. The center will be located on the second floor of the Plemmons Student Union (PSU), and will open with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception in PSU Room 226 (Linville Falls) on Veterans Day: Friday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m.
In announcing the new center, Everts said, “This is a clear example of Appalachian’s commitment to strengthening support for student veterans. As we build on our university’s strong history of working with veterans and their families, new initiatives like early registration and supporting our faculty in their research and grant work are critical to providing support to benefit our student veterans.”Appalachian’s Chancellor Sheri N. Everts announced the new center in August before a gathering of incoming student veterans, saying, “At Appalachian, we put students first, always, and together we are building a bright future.”
Student Veteran Services Coordinator Eric Gormly, a six-year veteran of the U.S Marine Corps, was hired in June to lead the center and its efforts. His position resulted from athree-year grant to the university from the U.S. Department of Education to support veterans on campus.