WIU Veterans Resource Center to Present Resource Fair
March 18, 2013
MACOMB, IL - Western Illinois University's Veterans Resource Center will host a "Salute to Veterans and Service Members" Thursday, March 21 on the Macomb campus.
The event, open to veterans and service members who are students, employees and community members, will be held from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center.
The Veterans Resource Center is collaborating with several organizations to enhance awareness of the local and regional services, resources and programs available to veterans and service members.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Mobile Vet Center will be on campus to provide outreach and transition services to any veteran who served in a combat zone. Military-related services are also available for their family members.
A professional from the DVA Office of Rural Health will be on hand to discuss tele-mental health services available at the Center for Military/Academic Transition and Health, located on the Macomb campus.
Additional community and regional agency representatives who will be available at the event include Mark Lane from the Illinois Department of Employment Security, and Stephanie Sleister, of the DVA Veterans Benefits Administration and Department of Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment. Both representatives will be prepared discuss employment-related questions. Representatives from the Western Illinois Regional Council, McDonough District Hospital and American Legion Post #6 will also be available.
WIU representatives will come from the WIU Financial Aid Office; Beu Health Center; WIU Veterans Club; University Counseling Center; School of Distance Learning, International Studies and Outreach; Centennial Honors College; School of Graduate Studies; Career Services; Student Development and Orientation; University Advising and Academic Service Center; Disability Resource Center; Women's Center; Department of Military Science; ROTC, Alcohol and Other Drugs Resource Center and the Interpersonal Violence and Prevention Initiative Project.
Topics that will be covered at the fair include career and employment information, healthcare, disability compensation, educational benefits, academic services, networking and social opportunities, gender issues, community resources, student financial aid, counseling and disability resources.
The event is open free to the public. For more information, contact the Veterans Resource Center at (309) 298-3505 or email VeteransResources@wiu.edu.