VETERANS SERVICES OFFICE AT UH CELEBRATES
EXPANDED SPACE, SERVICES
Whether they’ve just returned from combat or are adjusting
to civilian life, veterans of the armed forces often face a host
of challenges. Veterans who are continuing their education at the
University of Houston soon will have additional support in overcoming
any obstacles thanks to a newly renovated UH Veterans’ Services
To celebrate this office’s growth and commitment to UH’s
veteran population, a grand opening event will be held from 11:30
a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 4 in the VSO – Room
268 of UH’s University Center. This event is free and open
to the public. Food and door prizes will be available.
The renovated office has doubled its space to approximately 1,700
square feet and now offers additional computers, new computer terminals
designed for students with disabilities and a new study room. Also,
new artwork has been donated by student and veteran Sean Graves,
who is providing a collection of antique lithographs featuring historic
“Expanding our office allows us to expand our services to
veterans at UH,” said Allen Grundy, coordinator of VSO.
The VSO provides veterans enrolled at UH assistance in a number
of areas including UH’s admissions process and making the
transition to civilian life. It also offers referrals for credit
evaluation of military training and Veterans Administration health
benefits. The VSO also provides access to computers, phones and
“It’s not always easy for a veteran to make the transition
from military life into the civilian world,” Grundy said.
“Many veterans have become disabled, so the challenges become
even greater. This office’s mission is to help mentor and
help veterans. We do this by offering academic resources and through
our partnerships with campus organizations such as the Center for
Students with DisAbilities.”
For more information about the VSO or the grand opening event,
||Veterans Services Office
Grand Opening Event
||11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Wednesday,
Official dedication at noon.
||University Center, Room 268
University of Houston
||University of Houston Veterans'
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