Arizona State Welcomes Military-Affiliated Students

The Pat Tillman Veterans Center organizes welcome events for student veterans prior to the start of every semester, but on Friday in Tempe for the first time the center held an event geared toward military veteran families of incoming Sun Devils.

Many of Arizona State University’s nearly 8,200 military-affiliated students are immediate family members using education benefits transferred to them from their former or current military parent or spouse, which is a unique feature of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Steve Borden, Pat Tillman Veterans Center director, welcomed nearly 60 families and new students who traveled from across the globe and the U.S., including such faraway places as England; Portland, Maine; Burlington, Vermont; and Buffalo, New York.

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