UW-Green Bay to hold reception to honor veterans

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will hold its annual Chancellor’s Veterans Reception on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m. in the Phoenix Room in the University Union.

Brown County Executive and UW-Green Bay alumnus Tom Hinz will be the guest speaker for the program, which is open to UW-Green Bay and the larger community. The event will also feature the music of student veterans.

All veterans and their families are encouraged to attend. The Vets 4 Vets Student Club will be collecting items for care packages to be sent to currently activated service members. Music and refreshments will be provided.

UW-Green Bay continues to see growth in the number of veterans enrolled at the University. This semester, 334 veterans and dependents receiving veteran benefits are enrolled at UW-Green Bay. That’s up from 165 just four years ago.

More veterans are also completing degrees. Last year, 47 veterans graduated from UW-Green Bay, up from 22 in 2005-06. As a group, veterans are performing well academically. Thirty-six percent of the veterans who graduated last year graduated with honors.

UW-Green Bay initiated its annual Veterans Reception in 2005 to recognize those coming back to campus after activation and to honor all veterans on campus and in the community.

To make a reservation, please contact Elaina Koltz in the Financial Aid Office at (920) 465-2065, or koltze@uwgb.edu.

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