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DULUTH -- In the latest edition of College Connection, FOX 21's Dan Hanger takes you to the University of Wisconsin Superior where the focus on serving veterans has never been stronger. "A veteran may come in with some unique situations that they've been through and need some more assistance in terms of the transition," said Tammy Fanning, associate dean of students at UWS.
There's a benefits coordinator in the center, with a whole bunch of different resources for students, as well as space to lounge and connect with other vets.
"I know I heard a student walk in this morning [say], I'm commuting and i got up at 5:30 this morning to come in, so, you know, a nap place is not a bad thing," Fanning explained.
Fanning says the campus serves more than 500 veteran and non-traditional students combined each year."I think it's absolutely imperative that as we have more of our military personnel coming back -- that we are ready and prepared for them," Fanning said.
The center will also hold workshops on topics like stress management while continuing to grow relationships with community agencies that serve the university's military personnel and their future.
"We want to retain our students and we want them to graduate with a degree and we want them to be successful in their work world," Fanning said.