Center will provide on-campus support to veteran students, faculty and staff members
TOWSON, Md. (Sept. 21, 2010)—To answer the specific needs of those transitioning from military life to the academic environment, Towson University will open a new Veterans Center on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m.
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will be present for the opening, as will Edward Chow, secretary of Veterans Affairs for Maryland; Susan Aumann, Maryland House of Delegates; Robert Caret, president of Towson University; and Deb Moriarty, vice president for Student Affairs at Towson University.
Housed in Room 107 of the Psychology Building, the center will help returning veterans cope with the unique challenges they face when returning home and pursuing their education. Students, staff and faculty members who have served in the military are encouraged to visit the 900-square-foot center, which is equipped with computers, print stations, and study and meeting spaces.
Towson has hired a full-time staff member, Patrick Young, to serve as the new coordinator of Veterans Services. A Marine combat veteran himself, Young will coordinate services for all of Towson’s veteran population.