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Veterans Networking Breakfast Honors Graduates

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) Veterans Services department hosted an end-of-semester networking brunch May 13. Veteran students dropped by the office for bagels, breakfast sandwiches, coffee and juice, and graduating students picked up their stoles.

"We want them to know they are appreciated, and we're very proud of the hard work they've done this semester," said Richard Selvera, Veterans Services director.

Alexander Powell, a safety management major and graduating senior, said, "I'm just excited to have a job. I was laid off eight months ago and now I'm graduating and starting my new job the next week. It's been rough, but things are looking up. I appreciate what they do for us here."

The department regularly hosts appreciation events. The comfortable office suite is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and has an open-door policy for veteran students. Whether they need benefits and financial aid advice, help with degree planning, access to one of three computer stations with unlimited printing, or just want to hang out, grab a soda and watch a little television, the offices are staffed by veterans who understand and relate to the unique challenges veteran students face.

For more information about Veterans Services, visit them on the web, or call 713-221-8622.