UK Veterans Resource Center Celebrates New Location With Open House


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2016)  The University of Kentucky Veterans Resource Center will host an open house at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22,  at its new location in Erikson Hall. All members of the UK community are welcome to join in celebrating this new space and the support UK continues to provide to student veterans.

The event will feature special remarks from President Eli Capilouto in the new space, which is in the lower level of Erikson Hall. Admittance will be through the entrance behind the building.

The Veterans Resource Center, which opened at UK in the fall semester of 2009, supports student veterans, military students serving in the National Guard and Reserves and military dependents. The center has seen the number of students it supports steadily increase each year and now serves more than 800 military-connected students.

The center outgrew its space in Room 124 of Funkhouser, resulting in the new, larger space dedicated to the center in Erikson Hall.

The new center plans to open during the fall 2016 term.

"Our new center has been made possible through the efforts of our campus and community partnership," said Tony Dotson, director of the UK Veterans Resource Center. "We have received several generous donations as well as kind support from the university's leadership. It has truly been a team effort."

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