For as long as it has been around, UNO has been a home for those who served – and their families – to earn a collegiate education with a robust support system responsive to the unique needs of military, veteran, and military-affiliated students.
In continuing this important mission, UNO’s Office of Military and Veteran Services (OMVS) will now be known as the UNO Military-Connected Resource Center (MCRC).
“Our military connection history has been front and center- a popular military term meaning ‘a position of prominence,’” said Harley Barmore, Ph.D., director of MCRC. “In fact, by 1918, UNO’s veterans from World War I included 28 students, two instructors, and three graduates. They later would go on to form what would become our present-day alumni association.”
By redefining OMVS as MCRC, UNO will be able to better foster and encourage the university’s military-engaged community on campus, online, or overseas by providing military-affiliated students with resources that are more expansive and responsive.
“As a former deployed military student and a transitioning veteran, I completely understand how essential these services can be in helping our military-connected students achieve success,” Barmore said. “I am deeply honored for the opportunity to serve these students as the office’s new director.”
The transition from OMVS to MCRC is currently underway. In this new structure, the MCRC will offer services such as, but not limited to:
- Advising and information on veteran’s benefits
- Tutoring for math, science, and writing courses
- Resume reviews and application of military experience into job skills
- Access to UNO’s Student Veterans Organization
- Peer mentorship
- Dedicated study collaboration areas
- Scholarship access
Additional resources can be found by contacting the MCRC at firstname.lastname@example.org or stopping by the MCRC office on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center, Room 117.
“I would like to welcome all UNO students, regardless of their military connection, to stop by and ask a question or simply explore our spaces,” Barmore said.
Information about the MCRC can also be found on the UNO website at military.unomaha.edu.
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.