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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2007

Contact: Contact: Mike Emery
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LUNCHEON AT UH TO HONOR, LEND SUPPORT TO HOUSTON VETS

War can have a lingering effect on veterans and their loved ones. To help them cope with war’s aftermath, a coalition of University of Houston groups is hosting a free luncheon.

This event, which is free and open to veterans and families connected with the university, will be held at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 20 on the second floor atrium of UH’s A. D. Bruce Religion Center. The goal of the luncheon is to show appreciation and support for veterans and those with loved ones currently serving in the United States military. It also will provide a forum to gather feedback on the kinds of support needed by veterans and families of active duty military personnel.

“We’re looking forward to meeting more veterans and their family members,” said Allen Grundy, coordinator of UH’s Veterans’ Services Office. “An event like this is not only about giving back to those who have served but also about allowing them to share ideas regarding their needs and how we can better accommodate them as they return home and begin focusing on their education.”

Under the leadership of the Veterans’ Services Office, the UH groups co-sponsoring this event are the Center for Students with DisABILITIES, Counseling & Psychological Services, University Career Services and the Campus Ministers Association with support from Staff Council.

These groups began meeting in January at the suggestion of Grundy, who is a veteran himself, when he noticed the challenges faced by fellow vets and their families. Future events and services will be planned to lend further encouragement to former and current members of the military.

To attend the Feb. 20 luncheon, RSVP by Feb. 16 to skglass@uh.edu.

WHAT: Veterans, Troops and Family Appreciation Luncheon
WHEN: Noon, Tuesday, Feb. 20 (program begins at 12:20 p.m., lunch is served until 1 p.m.)
WHERE: Second Floor Atrium, A. D. Bruce Religion Center
University of Houston – Main Campus
For parking, use the garage to the left of Entrance 1 on Calhoun.
WHO:

University of Houston Staff Council, Veterans’ Services Office, Campus Ministers Association, the Center for Students with DisABILITIES, University Career Services, Counseling & Psychological Services, and Career Services

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