On Veteran’s Day, November 11, TU will officially open a Veteran & Military Resource Center—a building dedicated to assist and support students and the community in successful navigation from military to academic life. A ribbon cutting will take place at 12:00 p.m., following TU’s traditional Veteran’s Day Service which begins at 11:00 a.m. in Chisholm Auditorium. The community is invited and encouraged to attend.

The event’s keynote speaker will be retired Brigadier General Mark Scheid, who will follow the singing of the National Anthem by Tiffin University’s music department and brief remarks by veterans. General Scheid was a tactical and logistics leader in the US Army during his 29-year career and co-wrote the Strategic Logistics War Plan for Afghanistan and Iraq. He also served as Chief of Operations & Deputy Commander for the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command.
Following the program, participants will travel a few hundred feet to the new Veteran & Military Resource Center, located in the Bridgewater House at 35 S. Sandusky Street, where the university’s Office of Veteran and Military Services is housed and other informational resources are available to students, veterans and active military.

Victory Media named Tiffin University to its list of “Military Friendly School” in 2013–a list that honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country for doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as they transition to civilian life as students. According to Sean Collins, Director for G.I. Jobs and Vice President of Victory Media, “Tiffin University has a strong commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students.”

Today, Tiffin University serves 118 VA students who are in active duty and using federal tuition assistance. According to Annette Staunton, TU’s Executive Director for Veteran & Military Services, “This new Resource Center is dedicated to assisting and supporting students in receiving VA benefits and is proof of TU’s dedication to serving military personnel. This building will become a gathering place where current military students and community Veterans feel welcome.”

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