WWU to host Western Veteran Women Panel Feb. 22

Western Washington University’s Veterans Services will host a Western Women Veterans panel from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22 in Fraser Hall 201.

This event is free and open to the campus community.

The panel is a partnership between the Veterans Service Office, Western Veteran Community and the AS Veteran Outreach Coordinator.

The panel will give women veterans a chance to share their stories and experiences of serving in the military. The panel will include staff and students sharing their paths to the services, experiences while serving and why they decided to attend college after.

The panelists include Western students Brittany Dymond a Supply Chain Management major; Cortni Alexander, a Sociology major; Indria Tapias a Behavioral Neuroscience major; Heather Mueller, Political Science major; and staff member Karen Powell, coordinator for Job Search Services for the Career Services Center.

“We want to make sure that the voices of our veterans are heard on campus,” said Ann Beck, assistant director of Western’s Veteran Services office. “I wanted to highlight the voices of women veterans because I do not think it is heard as often, and I think their stories are important.”

There will be time for questions from the audience after the panelists have spoken.

For more information contact Ann Beck at (360) 650-3424 or ann.beck@wwu.edu  

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