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UT Tyler to Hold Grand Opening Ceremony for Veterans Resource Center

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September 18, 2012

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

September 18, 2012

The University of Texas at Tyler will hold a grand opening ceremony for the UT Tyler Veterans Resource Center, Amanda Bayatpoor, center coordinator, announced.

The event will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21 in the University Center, room 2140. Retired Army Maj. Gen. John Furlow will serve as keynote speaker.

A reception will follow the ceremony. Light refreshments will be served.

Maj. Gen. Furlow retired in March 2009 after serving more than 31 years of distinguished service with all three components of the U.S. Army. He was a major contributor for the development/evolution of Homeland Security/Defense mission for the state and nation.

Furlow continues to serve veterans through his active participation in issues and affairs. He is a member of the City of Tyler’s Veterans’ Roundtable, a group established in May 2011 that works as a support network for veterans and focuses on education, housing and medical care.

For more information, contact Bayatpoor, 903.565.5972 or abayatpoor@uttyler.edu.

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