HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The University of Southern Mississippi is touting a new campus facility which focuses on the academic needs of student-veterans and their family members.
An open house was held Friday for the Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families.
The Center includes a student lounge and computer lab and helps student-veterans with information about scholarships, work-study opportunities, job referrals and community engagement.
"We've got a student veterans association where they can become a member of something, essentially like they were in the military," said Doug Robinson, veteran outreach coordinator with the Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families. "They were a part of something larger and now today, they can be a part of something larger, which is the academic success they have at USM and also with our veteran community here," Robinson said.
The Center is located near the campus on Morningside Drive and it opened last October.