U of R Introduces New Program For Vets

- The University of Rochester has a new program to help on-campus veterans.

The new program was announced during a luncheon Tuesday. Starting this month, veterans and active members of the military at the U of R will have expanded resources and support services. The services will augment the financial resources veterans get through the Rochester Pledge Scholarship, which provides full tuition scholarships to qualified post 9/11 veterans who want to attend the U of R. 

"We jumped on the opportunity for veterans to be on our campus immediately. We wanted to participate fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program..that we have as many veterans on campus through all of our admissions processes," Dean Jonathan Burdick said.

"Programs like this give you an opportunity to merge the leadership skills you've developed during several years of service in the military with some of the competencies that are necessary to survive long-term," Major Robert Massey said.

The new program is made possible by the Veterans Alliance, a new affinity group on campus. There are currently 32 veteran students at the U of R. 

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