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Support veterans through two Clemson programs

September 20, 2017

There are two ways Clemson faculty, staff and students can support veterans who have just completed their service or who served long ago.

Green Zone Training

There will be two Green Zone Training sessions this semester on Monday, Sept 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 7. Green Zone Training provides faculty, staff, and students with an understanding of the military experience of student veterans as they transition from military to campus life. Both training sessions will be from noon to 1:15 p.m. in room 118 of the Academic Success Center.

The goals of Green Zone Training are:

  • Understand who the student veterans are
  • Understand where they come from
  • Learn about the veteran experience in college
  • Learn what you can do to support your student veterans
  • Familiarize yourself with on- and off-campus veteran resources

Anyone interested should complete this short form: https://goo.gl/forms/ZYGryPoAGQSLJlAB2

Retired Veterans Care Package Donation Drive

For the second year in a row, Clemson Military & Veteran Engagement and the Clemson Student Veteran Association will collect donated goods and funds during Family Weekend to support local retired veterans through the Retired Veterans Care Package Donation Drive.

All gifts received during the month of September will be used to create care packages for the veteran residents of the Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home in nearby Anderson. The care packages will be personally delivered by Clemson student veterans. Last year, they provided 155 care packages for veterans at the Nursing Home. This year, the goal is to provide a care package for every one of the 220 veterans living there.

If you would like to support our local veterans through this initiative, you can give virtually here: https://cualumni.clemson.edu/give/veteranresource.

All gifts made outside of September will support Clemson student veterans and military-connected student programs and services.

For information, contact Brennan Beck, assistant director for Military and Veteran Engagement in Student Transitions and Family Programs (bjbeck@clemson.edu, 864-656-0515).