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Veterans talk at the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education. 

‘One-stop shop’ to open for wounded veterans

By Samantha Jones Toal September 23, 2015

Veteran and student Garrett Anderson is excited for veterans on campus to have a “one-stop shop” to to find resources, guidance, counseling and more on campus. The Center for Wounded Veterans in...

Brad Knop, scuba instructor at the ARC and the Midwest SCUBA Center in Champaign, is gearing up to lead the three two-week sessions for scuba diving offered this spring.

Despite changes, ARC scuba clinic floats on

By Susan Szuch February 9, 2015

 As a three-year-old boy watching the TV series, “Sea Hunt,” Brad Knop became fascinated with breathing underwater. “It was on every week, and Lloyd Bridges was the diver in it, he was whom the...

Alex Braem, senior in LAS and member of the National Guard, stands on a resupply mission on Turan Island in the Red Sea in March 2012.

Veterans’ goals at University shaped by military experience

By Rebecca Jacobs December 10, 2014

Patricia Starks couldn’t sleep without hearing the sounds of fighter jets flying overhead when she returned to the University from Iraq. Starks is just one of about 300 veterans on campus. The transition...

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