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2012.01.20 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

UNO to Open Military and Veteran Services Office

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) announced today that it will soon be opening a new office dedicated to military, veterans and their families.

The office will be called the Military and Veteran University Services Office (MaV USO) and will be located on the first floor of the Eppley Administration Building. It will also feature a virtual presence for those who are currently deployed or stationed elsewhere.

“MaV USO continues our commitment as a military friendly school to provide one-stop support for our military veterans and active duty military students,” said B.J. Reed, interim senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. “It’s an exciting day for UNO and the students who give so much to our country.”

The office will be a one-stop location where students can access programs and services specifically designed for active military and veterans; this includes GI Bill assistance, transfer credits, academic support and counseling.

Veterans Affairs work study students and UNO’s Veteran Student Organization (VSO) will also be a part of the office.

“The staff of MaV USO have personal ties to the military community so they understand these students and have a passion to help them in pursuing a degree,” MaV USO Director Hayley Patton said.

The MaV USO office has been in the planning stages for the past 18 months and is being designed based on feedback received from student surveys. The office will be accessible to students with any sort of military affiliation even if they are only considering UNO as a school.

Additional services, including an in-processing checklist, mentoring program and workshops, are also being planned as part of MaV USO.

“Our goal is to see all military and veteran students be successful at UNO,” Patton said.

UNO has a long history of working with military and veteran students, as well as their families. The university is a Yellow Ribbon school, features an Offutt Air Force Base location and was recently named one of the top 10 veteran-friendly schools nationwide by Military Times magazine.

A date for the grand opening of the office will be announced soon.

For more information, please contact Hayley Patton at hpatton@unomaha.edu.

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