Penn State and the United States military have a proud history together that stretches for generations. On Veteran’s Day, 2013, Penn State had the honor of being named the Number One university in the country for veterans, by US News and World Report. This year it tied for second place with the University of Washington, and only beaten by Georgetown University which has greater proximity to Washington DC.
To help support the servicemen and women who move to State College, the Association of Penn State Veteran Alumni (ASPVA) have formed an IRS 501(c)19 – Veterans Non-Profit – to raise funds to build the Student Vets House.
Many of us will remember the old Vets House that burned in 1989. This residence was an integral part of the student veterans’ lives for almost 20 years, providing a community that is still shared today through class reunions.
The ASPVA has been formed to bring this community together again. Their goal is five million dollars, and to kick off their fundraising campaign they are hosting the Vets-Fest Concert at Tussey Mountain, August 29-30th.
For more information, visit http://www.vets-festattussey.com/