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Celebrating Our Veterans at George Mason University

November 11, 2014

Members of the Veteran Engineering and Technology Students organization greet students, faculty and staff of the Volgenau School of Engineering in the atrium of the Nguyen Engineering Building during Welcome Week at the Fairfax Campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn

Members of the Veteran Engineering and Technology Students organization greet students, faculty and staff of the Volgenau School of Engineering in the atrium of the Nguyen Engineering Building during Welcome Week at the Fairfax Campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn

Veterans are front and center year-round at George Mason University, not only today on Veterans Day.

The university celebrates those who serve our nation’s military with a luncheon and military music as well as the 12th annual Veterans Day Powwow.

George Mason has a specific office, the Office of Military Services, that’s dedicated to helping veterans and military personnel with their academic careers.

Some of today’s events include the following:

The Office of the President hosted today’s lunch at the Center for the Arts on the Fairfax Campus.

The 12th Annual Veterans Day Powwow is from noon to 8 p.m. today in Dewberry Hall at the Johnson Center.

At the Prince William Campus, a military musical symposium at 3 p.m. today looked at the role of music in military life from the fife and bagpipes to contemporary tunes. Also, the U.S. Army Band’s “Pershing’s Own” beats the drum and more at a free concert at 7:30 p.m. today at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. First Lt. Joel A DuBois conducts.

Participants dance in regalia at the 12th Annual Veterans' Powwow at the Fairfax Campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn

Participants dance in regalia at the 12th Annual Veterans’ Powwow at the Fairfax Campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn

U.S. News & World Report this year highlighted Mason’s commitment to military personnel and listed it as one of the best for veterans among national universities.

Mason is part of VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC), a program operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The program aims to provide a supportive, on-campus environment where veteran students can gather to obtain assistance and peer support so they can make a smooth transition to college life and successfully complete their academic programs.

Former Marine and current computer science major Danny Munoz recently won a scholarship from Northrop Grumman and the Volgenau School of Engineering.

Earlier this summer, Mason won an $8 million contract to help active duty service members become doctors through the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.

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