USC Aiken receives $2,000 to bolster support for veterans and active service members
Aiken, SC (02/13/2023) — The University of South Carolina Aiken's Office of Veteran and Military Student Success was presented with a $2,000 donation from the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council on Monday, Feb. 8, to further the office's mission of greater educational attainment and holistic transition support for veterans, service members and their families.
The center helps ease the transition back to civilian life for active and former service members and their families by connecting them with vital academic and financial resources, professional and vocational support, and a community of students with similar backgrounds and experiences.
"We're honored to receive this generous donation from the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council in support of our veteran and military students," said Robert A. Murphy, director of the Center for Student Success at USC Aiken. "These funds bolster academic and professional support services for service men and women and their families through the cultivation of community and personalized outreach."
As a nationally ranked university in veteran and military educational support services, approximately 10% of the university's students are veterans, active members of the military or possess a military affiliation. In 2022-2023, the university was named a Top 10 Public School by Military Friendly.