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2012.10.30 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

College of Education Celebrates Veterans, Veteran's Day

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Education is giving back to veterans through three special programs designed to recognize and educate others about the active military and veteran community, including those at UNO.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, the Teacher Education Department will be creating a display in the atrium of Rosken’s Hall, home to UNO’s College of Education, which includes a large “Thank You” card signed by faculty, students and staff. The card will recognize the service of veterans and active military on and off campus.

Also, the Teacher Education Department has joined with the American Association of Colleges for Teachers (AACTE)’s “Operation Educate the Educators” campaign. Educate the Educators is designed to prepare educators and develop school cultures that are more supportive of children in military families.

Building on its pre-existing relationships with Bellevue Public Schools, which educates many of the children of those stationed at Offutt Air Force Base, the College of Education will be adding Bellevue neighborhoods to its “Culture Walk” series, which already works with neighborhoods in north and south Omaha.

Finally, Julia Wagoner, a teacher education student and veteran, is spearheading an effort to provide handwritten “Thank You” notes to all of the veterans within the College of Education. The project is being organized in collaboration with MaV USO, UNO’s Military and Veteran University Services Office, and the Applebees located at 73rd and Dodge Streets, which will provide free meal coupons to be included in the cards.

For more information on any of these three projects, contact Sarah Edwards, chair of the Teacher Education Department, at 402.554.3666.

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