Veterans Day is an important time for Andrew Esmeier, a first-year student at NAU, who recognizes not all fellow combat veterans will have the chance to earn a college degree.

NAU has programs in place to support veterans who want to succeed in college; for Esmeier, that means participating in NAU’s transitional resiliency course for veterans and working at the Veteran Success Center.

Hear more of Esmeier’s story and his transition to NAU in the video below.