Campus Recreation

Rec Vet Salute

Western Illinois University prides itself on being a military friendly school. Each month, Campus Recreation spotlights a veteran to show appreciation and recognize their Leatherneck Success!

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Summer 2019

Larry Pickette

Department: Department: Military Science (ROTC)
Title: Scholarship and Enrollment Officer

WHY I LOVE WIU
It provides a great atmosphere for students to experiment with different programs before settling on a major.
WHY I GO TO THE REC
To combat the daily stresses of work and to stay healthy and fit as long as possible.
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April/May 2019

Tyler Petersen

Class: Junior
Major: Law enforcement
Minor: Homeland security

It's veteran friendly with a great law enforcement program
So I don't get too fat.
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March 2019

Alexander Newman

Class: Senior
Major: LEJA
Minor: Psychology

I love WIU because it has become a place where I have developed leadership skills from the clubs I have been apart of and the staff that have guided me.
I go to the Rec to ready my mind and body to reach the goals I set for myself.