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NKU holds ceremony — flag-raising, wreath-laying — to honor veterans and nearly 500 veterans it serves

Northern Kentucky University held a ceremony at noon today to honor veterans and the nearly 500 veterans it serves.

NKU’s Veterans Resource Station organized a flag raising and wreath-laying ceremony to remember fallen soldiers.

NKU serves nearly 500 veterans, active family members, National Guardsmen, Reservists and ROTC students.

The Veterans Resource Station, established in 2013, provides seamless assistance with applications, financial aid, VA education benefits, advising, registration, career services and more.

NKU has been recognized as a top university in the nation for military veterans by the Military Times 2019 College Ranking. This is the sixth straight year NKU has been included in the Military Times rankings, and it is the only institution in Greater Cincinnati to make the list. 

“We are honored to have our servicemen and women as part of our campus community. I congratulate our Veterans Resource Station and all faculty and staff who have played a part in recruiting, serving, and retaining these students,” said President Ashish Vaidya.
The rigorous selection process for the ranking includes a 150-question survey about everything from services and programs, to campus life, as well as data from the Veterans Affairs Department, U.S. Department of Defense, and U.S. Department of Education. More than 200 institutions were listed in the ranking.

“We remain committed to our student veterans and family members as they continue their education at NKU,” said Ralph Carmichael, Veterans Resource Station coordinator. “As a veteran myself, I understand the importance of having a supportive community surrounding you, and I’m happy to play a role in building that environment here.”

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