LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 19, 2020) — Hundreds of veterans are enrolled in classes at the University of Kentucky. Since its founding nearly 12 years ago, the UK Veterans Resource Center has been a central source of help and comfort for these vets who are pursuing everything from bachelor’s degrees to advanced graduate and professional degrees.
On this week’s edition of the “Behind the Blue” podcast, Carl Nathe, of UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications, talks with office director Tony Dotson about the origins of the center and the resources it provides.
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