Date: July 7, 2009
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, email@example.com
PNC Grant to Assist Military Veterans on Campus
Westville – Purdue University North Central has been awarded a grant to help it better serve military veterans who are new or returning students at PNC.
The $15,000 entitled “Strengthening Educational services for Veterans at Purdue University North Central” holds three key elements. It will be used to help establish a student club for veterans on campus; it will advance PNC partnerships with community agencies regarding helping veterans achieve access to higher education and it will be used to help educate PNC staff about the best practices in veteran education.
This grant was made possible through the funding of the Lilly endowment and awarded through the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University Operation Diploma program.
“PNC welcomes all military veterans to its classrooms,” said Lawrence Barrett, vice chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Services. “Veterans have always been a part of our student population, so it makes sense for us to take this step to offer appropriate services and support. At PNC we pride ourselves on offering personalized services to our students and this is another example of how PNC is committed to providing extraordinary student services.”
Further information about this grant and PNC services for military veterans may be obtained by contacting PNC Admissions at 785-5200, ext. 5505.
Fall semester classes begin the week of Aug. 24. Further information may be obtained by contacting ext. 5505 or by visiting www.pnc.edu.