Webster SVO Awarded $9,000 Vet Center Initiative Grant

| June 24, 2015
The grant will be used toward renovations to the new on-campus VRC/Vet Center, located at 200 Hazel Avenue in Webster Groves.

The grant will be used toward renovation costs to the new on-campus VRC/Vet Center, located at 200 Hazel Avenue in Webster Groves.

Webster University’s Student Veteran’s Organization (SVO) was recently awarded a Vet Center Initiative grant from the Student Veterans of America to build, refurbish or renovate a Veterans Resource Center (VRC) on-campus.

The Home Depot Foundation awards $400,000 in grants to transform Vet Centers on 50 college campuses nationwide. Through the Vet Center Initiative, Home Depot gift cards are awarded to grantees through a competitive application and review process.

The grant for Webster’s VRC totals nearly $9,000.

Webster’s SVO president, Tom Palozola, took the initiative to gather the requirements for the VRC grant, coordinated with University facility officials and submitted the winning proposal. Brig. Gen. Mike Callan, associate vice president for Military and Government Programs, applauded Palozola for his efforts. “Tom ran with this opportunity and coordinated the program requirements to deliver a winning proposal,” said Callan.

Having a VRC is a core component of campus culture conducive to student vet success. Palozola and other SVO members will take immediate steps to coordinate renovation efforts on the first floor at 200 Hazel Avenue, where the new on-campus VRC/Vet Center will be located.

 

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