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$1 Million Career Services Endowment Created For Student Veterans

A $1 million gift was pledged by an anonymous donor to benefit student veterans, the university announced Monday.

The gift will be used to create a career services endowment, specifically to establish a career counselor position to help student veterans.

Aside from helping student veterans with job opportunities, resumes, and navigating post-college careers, the counselor will also help manage and create a variety of resources for student veterans, including a career fair, alumni mentorship and career opportunities, workshops, and more.

“This is the most significant gift to support student veterans that we have received during my time at Penn State,” Eugene McFeely, Penn State’s senior director for veterans affairs and services, said. “The career counselor position that the gift makes possible will have a huge impact, which I believe will be on par with the creation of the Student Veteran Center itself.”

Penn State has a long-standing history of being a military-friendly institution, with a large student veteran population, one of the largest ROTC programs in the Big Ten, and numerous military and veteran appreciation events throughout the year, including its Military Appreciation Week, ‘Seats for Servicemembers’ program, Prisoners of War/Missing In Action Remembrance Ceremony, and more.

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