UA Little Rock to host military appreciation week for servicemembers

Kathy Oliverio, UALR director of military student success, stand at VFW Post 9095 in Little Rock.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will honor its veterans and military servicemembers with a week of events beginning with a Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11. 

The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the UA Little Rock Fine Arts Building. Kathy Oliverio, director of Military Student Success, will give the opening remarks. 

Kaycee Greenwood, master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force Reserves; Sean Lewis, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps; Alexis Harris, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and Neva Martin, the spouse of a U.S. Navy veteran, will talk about their experiences serving in the military, after leaving the military, and life as a student veteran at UA Little Rock.

The Military Student Success Center will hold an open house following the ceremony from noon to 2 p.m. in the Applied Communication Building Room 111.

The Veteran Education Training (VET) 365 Program will host a seminar at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Donaghey Student Center Ledbetter Hall to introduce faculty and staff to the strengths, challenges, and realities that military service members and their families encounter.

Oliverio will give a presentation on veteran education at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 in Ottenheimer Library 535. Attendees should RSVP by filling out this online form.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, UA Little Rock veterans, faculty, staff, and students can enjoy a free lunch provided by Sodexo in the Military Student Success Center. Those attending lunch can also take a picture with the selfie screen and post it to social media using #UALRVeteransDay.

Student veterans and military student success staff members will host an open discussion on understanding Veterans Affairs educational benefits from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Military Student Success Center.

The final event will include an open forum for military students to discuss any topic in relation to military benefits, education, or services military students would like to see at UA Little Rock. The forum will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Military Student Success Center.

For more information, contact Kathy Oliverio, director of military student success, at 501-682-8387 or kmoliverio@ualr.edu.

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