Thursday, June 16, 2016  
Grant to fund Vet Center upgrade | ‘Strive for Five’ to boost wellness
Eric Buetikofer (left), adviser in Nontraditional and Transfer Student Services, and Austin Craft, president of the BGSU Student Veterans Organization, review plans for the Veterans Center.


BGSU has been nationally recognized numerous times for its outreach to student veterans and their families. Now a new grant from the Student Veterans of America (SVA) and the Home Depot Foundation to the BGSU Student Veterans Organization (SVO) will help the University make physical improvements to its Veterans Center.

The $10,000 grant comes through the SVA Vet Center Initiative in the form of Home Depot gift cards. The Home Depot Foundation this year has made $400,000 in awards to 50 SVA chapters, of which BGSU is one. In addition to the funding, the local Home Depot may provide help with projects.

The University has been enhancing its Veterans Center, which is located in the College Park Office Building. Construction is nearly complete and furniture has been ordered. The Student Veterans Organization will use the grant to complete the project.

“It took a lot of hard work, and a lot of long nights putting the Vet Center Initiative grant together,” said SVO President Austin Craft. “I am just glad that we were able to get this extra money to make the Vet Center that much better for all of our students. It will be a really fun place for veteran and military students to come socialize, study and unwind.”


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BGSU’s annual Strive for FIVE wellness challenge is back. Make this a memorable summer with the free, fun and supportive program that focuses on three basic steps to improving your health and happiness.

Strive for Five is a six-week challenge that runs June 27-Aug. 7 and provides accountability, guidance and encouragement to eat well, move more and stress less. June 24 is the deadline to sign up.

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