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Graduating Student Veterans meet with Keynote Speaker Ryan Pitts

Keynote Speaker Ryan Pitts Commencement 2015, Meets with Graduating Student Veterans

At the UNH Commencement 2015, Keynote Speaker Ryan Pitts takes time in the morning to meet graduating student veterans!  The students in the photo are (from left to right), Ryan Weeks, Fletcher Stone, Randall Wallbaum, Keynote Speaker Ryan Pitts, Joshua McGraw, Zachariah Laegel, Cassandra O'Brian (and the dogs name is Margaret Thatcher)

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Special Events and Information


  • In Their Boots!  July 13, 2015 at the Manchester VA - join us as we "walk in their boots" to learn about real Veteran experiences.  Register with Kristin Maxwell OEF/OIF/OND Program Manager, 624-4366 ext 6483.
  • May is National Military Appreciation Month - Find out more here
  • Northeast Passage VA Adaptive Sports Grant - We are again inviting you to participate in an anonymous survey. The survey will help us better understand your recreation interests, preferences, and participation patterns in an effort to improve our services for Veterans. We want to make sure you had the chance to respond so if you didn't on the first round, this is your chance! To show appreciation for your efforts, after the survey is completed, you will have the option of entering into a drawing for an iPad Mini.
    Participation in this study is completely voluntary; your refusal to participate will include no prejudice, penalty, or loss of benefits to which you would otherwise be entitled. You may receive up to two more emails asking for your participation in this study. If you agree to participate, you may refuse to answer any question and/or if you change your mind, you may withdraw at any time during the study without penalty. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this study.
    We hope you take this opportunity to help us improve our Veteran program. Please click on this link:

  • Project SMART-A summer institute at UNH that challenges, educates and motivates talented high school sophmores and juniors in science and mathmatics while acquainting them with the environment and resources of our university.  Open to the children of military connected students and staff.  Please contact Subhash Minocha for details at
  • Camp Resilience-Veteran Equine Retreat; Friday June 26th-Monday June 29thWhere: Lakes Region Riding Academy, 26 Youngs Rd., Gilford, NH.  This program is free to Veterans and is co-facilitated by a former Navy Seal and a national team of experts with knowledge about combat trauma and reintegration issues.  For more information contact Kurt Webber @ or call (603) 520-3989 or call our office at 862-0911.
  • Scholarships for Disabled Veterans: Four scholarships for Disabled Veterans are available through the Chicago Injury Center in amounts from $250-$1000.  Apply for these scholarships immediately (deadline June 1, 2015) by contacting Jeanne Sokolowski in the Office of National Fellowships, 207 Hood House, Phone # 862-0733.  The online link is
  • Tuesday Brown Bag lunches  are held in the Memorial Union Building (MUB) from noon-1:30pm each week for all military and veteran students. Please Join Us!!   When available, UNH game tickets are available at these weekly luncheons.   All military affiliated or veteran students and friends are welcome. These lunches are only cancelled if the University officially curtails operations.  Call 862-0911 or 862-3480 for info.
  • **2nd Annual Family Weekend/UNH Student Veterans Golf Tourney, Now Scheduled for Friday September 25th,  8am registration.  Where: A Course to be determined.   The tournament benefits the UNH Student Armed Forces Ass'n and Operation Hat Trick-both providing assistance to student veterans, regional veterans and their families.  Entry fee $125/per person includes continental breakfast, greens fees, cart, lunch and prizes.  To register call Cassie O. @ 603-969-1175 or Denny Byrne @ 603-862-0911 or follow this link to register online:
    Students are Welcome and scholarships are available.  This tournament is open to all university and non university participants, veterans, friends and the public.


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