Virginia Tech's Center for Academic Enrichment and Excellence, a unit within the Division of Undergraduate Education, is hosting its inaugural Veteran and Military Student Resource Fair Sept. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in  Owens Banquet Hall, located 150 Kent Street in Blacksburg. 

Sponsored by ITT Nightvision and Imaging of Roanoke, the fair will feature more than 40 organizations to make veterans, military students, reservists, as well as National Guardsmen and their dependents aware of resources to facilitate their education, training, health, and wellness. 

Some of the fair's participating organizations include the Department of Veteran Affairs, Southwest Virginia Housing Development Authority, American Red Cross, American Legion, as well as university service-oriented offices such as Academic Advising, Career Services, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, Department of Human Resources, Services for Students with Disabilities, and the Women's Center.

This event is free and open to the entire Southwest Virginia community. Free parking at the Kent Square Parking Garage (on the corner of Draper Road and Roanoke Street in downtown Blacksburg) and a shuttle to and from Owens Banquet Hall will be available for participants.

For more information about the event, email Barbara Weimerskirch, assistant director for learning assistance programs for the Center for Academic Enrichment and Excellence, or call 540-231-5499.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

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