WKU’s Veterans Upward Bound program turns 25

When U.S. Army veteran Philip Parsons completed his service in 2010, he had no high school diploma and couldn’t see a way to a better future.

That changed the day he saw a card for Western Kentucky University’s Veterans Upward Bound program while visiting an unemployment center.

Now, after graduating in May with his master’s degree in social work, Parsons is a licensed clinical social worker. He was one of many program supporters attending a dinner Friday to celebrate the program’s 25th anniversary.

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