UW Bothell Chancellor and U.S. Navy Veteran Dr. Yeigh Wolf to Host Veterans Reception
Date: November 5, 2013
CONTACT: Lisa Hall, 425-352-5461 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bothell, Wash – UW Bothell and the surrounding community will gather at the campus’ new Veterans Archway to honor student veterans, alumni veterans and their families.
Chancellor Wolf Yeigh, a U.S. Navy veteran will host the reception. He says he understands the commitment to serve and the challenge of returning and navigating the path to higher education. “Coming to the United States was one of those great opportunities I’ve been given that I’m very thankful for,” he says. “And serving in the military, giving back, was one of those things I said I had to do.” After receiving a master of science in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Yeigh put additional graduate education on hold to join the U.S. Navy. After his military service, including a tour in the first Gulf War, he returned to complete his graduate education.
Yeigh will be joined by several special guests, including Mike Thom, current Student Veterans Association (SVA) president. Ben Wiselogle, UW Bothell alumnus and former SVA president who, with the SVA, helped raised the majority of the funds for the Veterans Archway, and representatives from local veterans organizations.
At the reception, veteran students and veteran alumni will be acknowledged for the tremendous sacrifices made during their service and new veteran students will be welcomed to the campus.
UW Bothell has further committed to the successful transition of veterans to the campus by hiring Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Corps representative Erle Hunter. He will assist other veterans or service member with their educational life goals and improve the knowledge of the veterans in regards to benefits, service, and resources.
Student and Alumni Veterans Reception
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
University of Washington Bothell
Veterans Archway (North end of campus between the Sports
Complex and the Wetlands
18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011
Note: We are the University of Washington Bothell, one of the three campuses of the University of Washington.
About UW Bothell: With more than 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, the college curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, and critical thinking. UW Bothell prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond. For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.