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Veterans Student Organization

The Veteran Student Organization (VSO) is a Tier II student organization of UConn undergraduate and graduate students that support veterans at the University.  The VSO regularly hosts social events, holds care package drives, and works to ensure incoming veteran students are as welcome as possible.  Although most members are veterans, this is not a requirement!

Some events that you can participate in with the VSO include rock painting, veteran’s late night, hikes, movie night, volunteer work (such as supporting local boy scouts and girl scouts), and free attendance and recognition at the SUPERFLAG  football game (RSVP by Sep 18th) and at guest speaker events.  This year we will be going on an historical trip to Boston!

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Meet the 2016-2017 Organization Executives Officers

President: Samuel Surowitz, Army Veteran and Reservist

Vice President: Ben Nobles, Air Force Veteran

Treasurer: Garrett Taylor, Army Veteran

Secretary: Aaron Boatman, CT Army National Guardsman

VP of Outreach: Spencer Cohen, Marine Veteran and Reservist

VP of Communications: Brittany Davis, Military Family Member

VP of Recruiting: Alex Mando, Army Veteran

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From Left to Right: Senator Mae Flexer visits the VSO, Colonel Danny McKnight comes to late night as a guest speaker, VSO travels to DC Memorial, Girl Scout Sales in the Oasis, and Paint the Rock

If you’d like more information about what is going on and/or how to get involved, check out either:

UConntact: https://uconntact.uconn.edu/organization/veteranstudentsorganization/roster

or E-mail: uconnstorrsveterans@gmail.com

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Click here to see the story of one UConn veteran’s experience.  Andrew Lyon