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September 5, 2023 (Volume 47, Number 1)

students in military camoflague uniforms stand for the national anthem during a breakfast on Veterans Day in the Kirkhof Center

Student veterans stand for the national anthem during the 2022 Veterans Day breakfast held in the Kirkhof Center.

Photo Credit: Kendra Stanley-Mills

For the ninth consecutive year, the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency has recognized Grand Valley with its highest honor, gold status, for Veteran-Friendly Schools.

President Philomena V. Mantella called student veterans and their families a vital part of the campus community.

“Achieving gold status from MVAA is a strong validation of our ongoing work to welcome those who have served our country," Mantella said. "Our goal is to be the best in the Midwest for serving veterans and military-affiliated individuals and families. We have been the first to launch the Veteran Promise and Veterans Advance, and we will keep on innovating in the interest of all those who have protected our national security."

Learn more about GVSU’s services and programs for veterans at the website for the Peter Secchia Military and Veterans Resource Center.


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This article was last edited on September 5, 2023 at 9:40 a.m.

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