December 2018 Newsletter

Congratulations, fall 2018 graduates!

As the semester draws to a close, we want to take a moment to celebrate our graduating class of fall 2018. Congratulations, graduates! You’ve worked hard to get here. The Pat Tillman Veterans Center and the ASU Alumni Association are recognizing our student veteran graduates with the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at 3 p.m. The ceremony takes place at the Student Pavilion on the Tempe campus.

More than 150 students have RSVPed for the event, with more than 700 guests scheduled to attend. The event will also feature guest speaker Judge Richard Gregg Maxon, retired Brigadier General and ASU alumnus. For more information on the ceremony, visit our webpage.

Once again, congratulations, graduates! We hope to see you on Saturday.


Student article: Where will your benefits take you?

Have you wanted to travel the world and earn credits toward your degree at the same time, but weren’t sure how to cover the costs? Military dependent student Helena Wegner explains how she used her VA education benefits to fund a semester abroad. Read more.


Enroll for spring 2019 now to get your benefits

Student veterans and dependents continuing their studies at ASU should be enrolled for spring semester classes by now. Help us help you. Please turn in your Enrollment Activity Form for spring 2019 as soon as possible. Fill out your EAF here.


The traveling advocate

Don’t forget, your military advocate Shawn Banzhaf travels from campus to campus throughout the week. Meeting with Shawn is a perfect opportunity to discuss any challenges or concerns you have, either in your academic or personal life. He will be available throughout the winter break. Here is Shawn’s schedule:

Mondays — West campus

Tuesdays — Polytechnic campus

Wednesdays — Tempe campus

Thursdays — Downtown Phoenix campus

Fridays — Tempe campus


Arts in Service Open House

Supported by a grant from The Boeing Company, the Mesa Arts Center is launching Arts in Service, a program designed to offer creative pathways to service members and veterans to help them reach their goals. All classes are free to register.

If you are interested in attending or speaking with the teaching artists before classes begin, there is a free Open House on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. The Open House will feature class demos, art activities for children and the opportunity to pre-register for classes before general registration opens on Dec. 17. Learn more and register here.