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Amanda Bayatpoor Named Coordinator of New Veterans Resource Center at UT Tyler

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September 12, 2012

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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September 12, 2012

Amanda Bayatpoor has been named coordinator of the new Veterans Resource Center at The University of Texas at Tyler, Ona Tolliver, assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students, announced.

Created this summer, the UT Tyler Veterans Resource Center provides all student veterans the tools and information they need to have a successful education experience at UT Tyler. Services are available for active and reserve military members, as well as their spouses and dependents.

“It is our goal to be a center that will provide the resources, support and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education as well as after graduation. UT Tyler recognizes the veteran and military men and women striving to receive their education here,” said Bayatpoor, who is a veteran herself.

A grand opening ceremony and reception will be announced.

As coordinator, Bayatpoor will oversee all the center’s efforts and maintain information for campus veteran-related resources, links to local military support services and contacts for local veteran affairs facilities.

“As a veteran who used GI Bill benefits to complete an education, I believe there is a strong need for centers specifically designed to help veterans succeed in their pursuit of higher education,” Bayatpoor added. “With this center, we will help veterans make the transition from their past military lifestyle to a university lifestyle at UT Tyler.”

Before coming to UT Tyler, she served St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Fla. as a veterans services generalist. From 1999 – 2003, she served the United States Army as an Electronics Intelligence analyst supervisor.

Bayatpoor holds an associate of arts in general studies and a bachelor of science in educational studies, both from St. Petersburg College.

For more information about the UT Tyler Veterans Resource Center, contact Bayatpoor, 903.565.5972 or abayatpoor@uttyler.edu or visit the veterans affairs website.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
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