Date: 2018/11/07

Veterans honored at Great Falls College MSU

“Veterans Week is all about honoring these students and letting them know how much we appreciate their service"

GREAT FALLS – Great Falls College MSU will recognize and honor its veteran and active duty students during the week of Nov. 12.

Military students, including spouses and dependents, make up 12 percent of the student body at Great Falls College MSU.

"Veterans Week is all about honoring these students and letting them know how much we appreciate their service," said Kevin Lyons, GFC MSU Veterans Success Coach.

Great Falls College MSU will be closed Monday, Nov. 12 in honor of Veterans Day.

Throughout the remainder of the week, GFC MSU will host a veterans' hospitality room with free breakfast, lunch and snacks for all military students. A banner will hang in Freedom Hall to recognize and honor those who have served our country. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to bring a photo of a veteran, whether it is themselves, a grandparent, spouse, parent, sibling or a friend, to hang on the banner.

On Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 11:30 a.m., Great Falls College MSU will host a presentation on traumatic brain injuries, which are a significant health issue among veterans. Dr. Paul Johnson, who specializes in Sports Medicine, will give a presentation on TBIs. This will be followed by a panel discussion. Those represented on the panel include military veterans who have been affected by a TBI and their family, and a counselor from the Great Falls Vets Center.

Great Falls College MSU has consistently been ranked as a Military Friendly School. The college offers many services for military students, including a Veterans Success Center, which offers access to tutoring, study rooms and a place for student veterans to find camaraderie.

"Being located in a community in which there is a strong military presence, Great Falls College MSU is exceptionally proud to be one of the community partners supporting active duty military members, veterans, their spouses and families," said Dr. Susan J. Wolff, CEO/Dean at GFC MSU. "The college is a welcome home for them as we recognize the knowledge and skills they bring to our college, community, region and state."

For more information please contact:

Lewis Card
Executive Director—Development, Communications and Marketing
Phone: 406.771.4412

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