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March 21: Dr. Truman Wood Memorial Lecture

"Welcome Home Veterans...Now What?" is subject of panel discussion.

2013-03-22
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 3-7-2013

Mankato, Minn. – A group of panelists will discuss issues that military veterans face in the annual Dr. Truman Wood Memorial Lecture, which will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 at Ostrander Auditorium, located in Centennial Student Union at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The title of the annual event, free and open to students, faculty, staff and the general public, is “Welcome Home Veterans … Now What?” A noted group of panelists will discuss a variety of veterans’ issues, to include education, employment, community support and reintegration.

Panelists for this year’s event are Dr. Norman Baer of CareerOneStop, who is also a U.S. Army veteran; Kelli Damlo, an anthropology student at Minnesota State Mankato, a U.S. Army veteran and current member of the U.S. Army Reserve; Patrick McCormick, a law enforcement student at Minnesota State Mankato and U.S. Marine Corps veteran; Luke Weinandt of the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, a U.S. Army veteran; and Reggie Worlds from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, a U.S. Army veteran.

Dan Benson, Minnesota State Mankato’s director of media relations, a U.S. Army veteran and current member of the U.S. Army Reserve, will serve as moderator. The audience will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and ask questions of the panelists during the discussion.

The annual Dr. Truman Wood Memorial Lecture is organized by Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board and features alumni speakers.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Susan Taylor, director of development for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at 507-389-1006 or susan.taylor @mnsu.edu.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,413 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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