Friday, April 25, 2014

'Albertus Magnus to Open Student Veterans Center'

NEW HAVEN  - Albertus Magnus College will open its new Center for Student Veterans on April 29, with a ceremony and reception at 5 p.m. at the Hubert Campus Center on the main campus in New Haven, according to a release. 
Student and alumni veterans, and members of the Greater New Haven veterans’ community are welcome to attend, the release said.
"The Center for Student Veterans will be a place for service members, veterans and members of military families to learn about the resources and services at the college, to network and to provide peer support," the release said. " It will be the home of the new Albertus Student Veterans Association, an approved chapter of Student Veterans of America."
Mayor Toni Harp, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, President Julia M. McNamara and other dignitaries are scheduled to speak, the release said. 
The Albertus Magnus Choir, under the direction of Arthur Bellucci, will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America.”
Ivan Gutierrez of Shelton, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, is the chapter leader of the Albertus Student Veterans Association, the release said.  Gutierrez earned his associate and bachelor’s degrees from Albertus, where he is currently pursuing his M.B.A.
Also in the release: Albertus Magnus College, an independent college, was founded in 1925.  A Catholic College in the Dominican Tradition, Albertus has 1,600 students enrolled in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated undergraduate programs for adults and graduate degree programs, including the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy degree in the state of Connecticut.  For information, go to or call 203-773-8505.
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