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USF St. Pete Opens Student Veterans Center

By TB Reporter

As a whole, the University of South Florida has been named second in the nation as a college for veterans to attend.

ST. PETERSBURG —  Several hundred people attended last week’s grand opening of the new Military and Veterans Success Center at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. The attendees included members of local and state leadership in addition to the university community, and the center is being well-received, according to initial reports.

In related news, the entire University of South Florida system has been named second-best college in the United States for veterans to attend, according to Military Times EDGE Magazine. The rankings recognize accredited institutions of higher learning for their commitment to the success of student veterans. USF placed fifth in last year’s rankings

The USFSP center will provide student veterans with services specific to their needs. “We know that veteran students bring unique experiences and perspectives to our academic community, and that transitioning from military life to civilian life can be challenging,” said Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska. “We’re here to help make that transition positive.”

“The center is a great asset to the school, the community, and to us veterans,” said Anthony Cook, 28, a junior History major at USFSP who served in the U.S. Army as an infantryman.

Cook, who attends classes with the help of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, added that other veterans should not hesitate to take advantage of their education benefits. “You’ve earned it, so use it,” he said.

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