By Andrew Griffin
Director, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs

The newly remodeled Veteran Success Center is a home away from home where veterans can connect with other veterans, with a service area, kitchenette, recreation center and multipurpose computer lab.

I would like to invite you to join us for a grand opening celebration and tours of the facility from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, during NAU’s Homecoming Weekend. You will find us room 101 on the first floor of the Field House annex to the University Union.

The Veteran Success Center is a result of unwavering support for our student veteran population by our university leadership, faculty, staff and alumni.

The center’s staff is able to provide both direct service and referrals to a number of campus and community resources focusing on the successful transition, academic success, retention and career development of its student veterans across the entire university. The organization, staffing and services provided by the center are based on input from NAU student veterans and from national best practices outlined in the 2013 U.S. Department of Education Principles of Excellence in Education Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses and Other Family Members.

The center would not have been a reality without tremendous institutional support in the way of space and operational funding. In addition, several generous NAU alumni, the Student Veterans of American, Home Depot and the Arizona Department of Veteran Services all contributed significantly to furnishing this important facility.

On behalf of our active duty, National Guard, reserves, veterans and their families, we thank you!