VIDEO: UK Honors Student Veteran Harry Smith

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 23, 2018) — For Harry Smith, the decision to join the United States Navy was "the right thing to do."

After serving as a sonar technician in the middle of the ocean, he's now back home in the Bluegrass working toward his mechanical engineering degree at the University of Kentucky.

Since arriving on campus, he says UK's Veterans Resource Center (VRC) has had a major impact on his college career.

Learn why Smith is grateful for the VRC and what it will mean to him to become the first in his family to earn a college degree by watching the video above.

This video is the first in a three-part series highlighting student veterans at the University of Kentucky. During the coming weeks, these student veterans will be honored by UK Athletics during UK men's basketball games at Rupp Arena. 

For more information about student veterans at the University of Kentucky, visit the Veterans Resource Center website

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Harry Smith, UK Student Veteran
Harry Smith, UK Student Veteran, Salutes the Flag

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