PNC Sets Veterans Awareness Month Activities

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: March 15, 2010

Purdue University North Central has designated April as Veterans Awareness Month and has scheduled a series of informational activities that will help veterans, their families, friends and PNC faculty and staff become more familiar with the unique needs of veterans, enhancing the veterans' experience at PNC.purdue-north-central All events are free and open to the public. There will be time for questions, answers and conversation at each presentation.

On April 5 from noon to 1 p.m. in Library-Student Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02, Belinda Huley, PNC Student Support Services Disabilities Services coordinator will discuss "Special Accommodations for Veterans at PNC."

On April 19 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Library-Student Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02, Dr. John Schupp, of Cleveland State University will make the presentation, "The New Veteran on College Campuses, How We Can Make A Difference. Best Practices in Veterans Education." Schupp, who teaches chemical engineering at Cleveland State University, is the creator and director of the Supportive Education for the Returning Veteran (SERV) program at Cleveland State. He developed the program in 2007 to help veterans with their transition from the military to civilian life.

On April 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in Library-Student Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02, Kevin Beatty, counselor and team member of the Northwest Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs will speak about "Services Available in Northwest Indiana for Veterans."

Purdue North Central also offers a Veterans Club open to all students, faculty and staff who are veterans. The club meets regularly and offers opportunities to meet fellow veterans, network and get know others of similar interests and backgrounds. Club activities are ongoing.

The Veterans Awareness Month activities and The Veterans Club are made possible through a "Strengthening Educational Services for Veterans at Purdue University North Central" grant that will help ensure that veterans have access to higher education and that PNC applies the best practices in veteran education.

Veterans may obtain more information about these programs by contacting Lawrence Barrett, PNC vice chancellor For Enrollment Management and Student Services, at (219) 785-5200 ext. 5730, or email

Veterans who want to learn more about becoming at student at Purdue North Central may obtain information at (219) 785-5200 ext. 5505 or . Special campus tours will be offered for veterans beginning in April. An appointment can be arranged by calling ext. 5505.