Date: 2019/11/07

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,” said Kevin Lyons, GFC MSU Veterans Success Coach.

GREAT FALLS – Great Falls College MSU will recognize and honor its veteran and active duty students during the week of November 11th.

Military students, including spouses and dependents, make up 11 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, November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day.

Throughout the remainder of the week, the college 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 friend, to hang on the banner.

On Wednesday, November 13th, at 11:00 a.m. in Room B101, Christopher Jensen, Director of the Great Falls Veterans Center, will provide a presentation on substance abuse and readjustment, which are significant issues among veterans. This will be followed by a panel discussion, which will include representatives from the Montana Department of Veterans Affairs, Project Healing Waters, Disabled American Veterans and the Great Falls Veterans 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 honored 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:

Kevin Lyons
Veterans Success Coach
Phone: 406-771-4334
Email: kevin.lyons@gfcmsu.edu


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