October 30, 2013
Earlier this year, the College Database ranked Winthrop in the top five schools in South Carolina for future military service members. The not-for-profit organization rated four-year, degree granting institutions across the nation that had at least two ROTC programs and in-state tuition of less than $20,000 per year. The university also recently achieved Yellow Ribbon status with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
In a next step to recognize and honor our student veterans, over the summer, Winthrop's Facilities Management renovated the garden level of Bancroft Hall into a new Student Veterans Center. This space is available to active and retired members of all branches of the military who are current Winthrop students. It features space for studying, socializing, and meetings.
We thought it fitting to hold an Open House for the new Student Veterans Center on Veteran's Day*. Please join Larry and me on Monday, November 11, for a drop-in reception from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and tour our newest student facility.
I look forward to seeing you on campus or in the community soon!
*World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp