NSU hosted its 3rd Annual Salute to Veterans and Service Members on Nov. 15 at the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center where scholarships were awarded to NSU students who served in the armed forces.
“We have close to 1,000 veterans here at NSU,” said George L. Hanbury II, NSU president. “Three of NSU’s core values [Integrity, Opportunity and Community] are the military’s core values.”
Anthony Letts, United States Marine Corps sergeant, said, “Acting on values is the only sure method of guaranteeing success.”
Hanbury discussed NSU’s commitment to assisting veterans with the academic readjustment process through university scholarships and participation in the Yellow Ribbon Campaign. The campaign is facilitated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans in securing scholarships as a means of finance to complete their higher education.
Anthony Silvagni, former member of the armed forces, dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at NSU and emcee of the event said, “NSU and myself really appreciate [veterans’ service]. This is NSU thanking [student-veterans].”
Fred Roger, business admin-istration major and veteran, said, “Each opportunity led me further on [my career path]. Opportunities are everywhere and individuals should search for opportunities.”