Grant Helping TU Veteran Students Improve Veterans Center

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Army private Edurado Arceo, of Pamona, Ca., studies for his General Educational Development certificate in a new Army program dedicated to helping high school dropouts earn their GEDs before they move on to basic training Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at Fort Jackson, S.C. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

Army private Edurado Arceo, of Pamona, Ca., studies for his General Educational Development certificate in a new Army program dedicated to helping high school dropouts earn their GEDs before they move on to basic training Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at Fort Jackson, S.C. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

By Annie Chang

Veterans attending the University of Tulsa will soon have a place to hang out, study and get any help they might need.

Crews are putting the finishing touches on the TU Student Veterans Center. The student veterans say it’s so much more than just a building; it’s a place that will make them feel safe and included.

After serving four years in the Marine Corps, Kate Tillotson decided to go to college; she bounced from school to school, never really fitting in.

“I never felt like I was part of the community on campus because, you know, it’s hard being a student veteran,” Tillotson said. “I’m older, I’m 28. So I don’t really fit in with my peers.”

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