Norwich Student Veterans Council Raises $3,600, Donates to Northfield Veterans’ Place

Daphne LarkinCampus Life, Events, News, Z2

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

May 5, 2017

The Norwich University Student Veterans’ Council raised $3,600 from its inaugural Military Appreciation Events, and will donate it to The Veterans’ Place, Inc., a transitional housing program located in Northfield, Vt.

Norwich students will present the funds to the veterans on Tuesday, May 9, at an informal ceremony held at 11:30 a.m. at the Veterans’ Place house, located at 220 Vine Street. Norwich University has a long history of supporting its local program for homeless veterans whether through its annual Legacy March or through the Norwich University Center for Civic Engagement.

Last month Norwich University hosted events designed specifically for those serving in the military and their families and to raise money to support local veterans.

“The Veterans’ Place cannot express our appreciation enough for the Norwich University community’s generosity,” Karen Boyce administrative manager of The Veterans’ Place said. “It is not only thoughtful, but also goes a long way in helping us to achieve our goals to provide both secure and sober housing and supportive services to our veterans.”

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

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