President Sublett welcomed the crowd at the annual breakfast event last week with these words, “There is no more noble cause than to take time to remember those who have sacrificed in behalf of this nation over many, many years. Women and men who serve this nation both at home and around the world deserve our deepest respect and fondest regards for their sacrifices. It is amazing to hear the stories, so Union is very pleased to take time on this beautiful June morning to say THANK YOU to ALL VETERANS and particularly those who have elected to continue their education through studies at Union.”
Keynote speaker Jack Lechner, Colonel, US Army (retired), and president of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, regaled the audience with the restoration of Arlington National Cemetery to its rightful position of honor as a national shrine while he was superintendent.
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Dan Knowles, CEO of the Tristate Veterans Community Alliance (TVCA), was honored for his tireless support of the Veterans in Union program. TVCA works to coordinate access and improve effectiveness of services such as employment, education, health and wellness, to veterans in the Tri-State area.
Veterans in attendance received Veterans in Union coins. The coin represents the legacy of service and is a keepsake and token of appreciation.
The Veterans in Union program offers a three-term $7500 living allowance stipend ($2500 per term) for honorably discharged veterans. The stipend is a subsidy to match the VA MHA received by distance education students. This funding makes the use of VA benefits at Union comparable to use at a residential college. The stipend assistance is available for three full-time semesters during the first year of the academic program.
Union is a Yellow Ribbon University, recognized by the Department of Defense for its outstanding service encouraging the education of Veterans. Union is in the Top 25 percent ranking of Military Friendly Institutions recognized by Victory Media in Higher Learning, and accepts previous credits and experience including ACE Credits, Dantes, CLEP, and more. In addition, Union is listed on the U.S. Department of Education’ Eight Keys to Veterans’ Success site; and is part of a very critical two-year independently funded agreement with the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs office for on-site VITAL counseling services.