The official ribbon cutting ceremony for ECSU’s expanded Veterans Center included, left to right, Dr. Farrah Ward, Tim Freeman, Cmdr. Warren Judge, Harold Barnes, William Webb, Mayor Bette Parker, and Dr. Karrie Dixon.

Elizabeth City State University’s Military and Veterans Affairs Center’s new home on campus is officially open.

During a ribbon cutting ceremony at Griffin Hall Tuesday, Dec. 4, Interim Chancellor Karrie Dixon and a roster of dignitaries celebrated the opening of the center’s new, and larger, home. According to ECSU Veteran Center director Tim Freeman, the new home is an indication that the program is growing.

“I came here three years ago to make sure veterans get what they came here for, a degree,” Freeman told the crowd of more than 30 people.

Voted Best of the Best by U.S. Veterans Magazine, ECSU has offered veteran military services for some time now, and while a space has existed for the program, Freeman says this is the first truly dedicated office.

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Originally published Dec. 4, 2018.

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