Auburn University at Montgomery pays tribute to military veterans

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Auburn University at Montgomery pays tribute to military veterans

Auburn University at Montgomery | Montgomery, Ala. (Nov. 5, 2018) — Auburn University at Montgomery will unveil parking reserved for Purple Heart award recipients as part of a week devoted to appreciation and recognition of military veterans.

Veeterans-Week-Campus-Boards_0.jpegAUM’s Veterans Week, which will take place from Monday, Nov. 12 to Friday, Nov. 16, will include a variety of events open to active duty military, reservists and veterans, as well as AUM students, faculty and staff. 

“Auburn University at Montgomery has a proud history of educating active military members, veterans, reserves, military spouses and military dependents,” said Auburn University at Montgomery Chancellor Carl A. Stockton. “In addition to celebrating Veterans Day in November 11, we thought it appropriate to honor AUM faculty, staff and students who have served or who are currently serving in the military, as reserves or in the National Guard.”

AUM’s Veterans Week activities include the following events:

Monday, Nov. 12

Unveiling of Purple Heart parking spaces – 10 a.m., Taylor Center

AUM will recognize students, faculty, staff and special guests who have earned the Purple Heart for wounds sustained in combat and will designate three parking spaces for Purple Heart recipients.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Picnic with Patriots – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., AUM Quad

AUM will provide a free lunch to faculty, staff, students and local military chapter members (VFW, American Legion, Marine Corps League, etc.) who present valid military identification or who wear clothing displaying their support for the U.S. military. Other attendees can make a $2 donation.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Movie and Game Night – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Warhawk Alley (first floor, Taylor Center)

Open to AUM students, the event will feature back-to-back showings of two military-themed movies, as well as a variety of games.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Guard Card Ceremony and Reception – 11:30 a. m. to 1 p.m., Library Tower 10th floor

AUM will welcome Alabama National Guard leaders and recognize students who serve as National Guard members. AUM Guard Cards will also be available for active Alabama National Guard members enrolled full-time at AUM. The AUM Guard Card provides $1,000 in funds for an entire academic year that can cover books and supplies in the campus bookstore or meals in campus dining facilities.

Friday, Nov. 16

Breakfast with the Brave – 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., East Room, Library Tower 10th floor

AUM will host a breakfast for university faculty and staff who have served or are currently serving in the military.

In addition to the AUM Guard Card, the first program of its kind in Alabama, the university began offering Military and Dependent Scholarships in the summer of 2018. The scholarships reduce summer and fall semester tuition to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and graduate student who are active U.S. military, reserves, National Guard members or spouses or depends of active duty military personnel.

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About AUM: Established in 1967, Auburn University at Montgomery is a four-year regional institution accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Offering more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certifications, AUM is ranked among the South's top universities by U.S. News and World Report and was named one of the best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review. Consistently chosen as the best university in the area, Auburn Montgomery provides students with detailed knowledge and hands-on, practical experience, often from professionals in the field. Classes are offered in person on our verdant campus in Alabama’s vibrant state capital or online.

Learn more at aum.edu.

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