December 2019 Newsletter

Student article: Wishing Steve Borden farewell

Steve Borden, director of veteran services at the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, is saying goodbye to ASU after more than eight years with the university. To thank him for his years of service to the student veteran community, three students who worked closely with Steve share some kind words to wish him farewell as he starts his new adventure. Read more.


Congratulations, fall 2019 graduates!

As the semester draws to a close, we want to take a moment to celebrate our graduating class of fall 2019. 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. 14 at 3 p.m. in the Student Pavilion on the Tempe campus. 

If you’re graduating and have any questions or need more information about the ceremony, please visit the FAQ webpage.

Once again, congratulations, graduates! We hope to see you on Dec. 14.


2020 Tillman Scholar program

The Tillman Scholar program is the premier academic fellowship for military service members, veterans and spouses. Scholars are chosen based on their service, scholarship, leadership and impact. The application for 2020 Tillman Scholars is open Feb. 1–28, 2020. To learn more about the program and the application process, attend one of the upcoming info sessions, which will be hosted live on YouTube:

  • Essay preparation: Dec. 10, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. CT

  • Recommender thoughts and ideas: Jan. 14, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. CT

  • FAQs and best practices: Feb. 11, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. CT


Southwest Veterans Foundation scholarship program

The Southwest Veterans Foundation is the charitable arm of the Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce. The SWVF will award its next round of college scholarships to eligible veterans and dependents on or around Dec. 15, 2019. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, classroom supplies, room and board, and other direct or indirect fees levied by the university. Learn more about eligibility requirements and access the application form.


Sun Devils Serve 

The ASU Alumni Association recognizes Sun Devil alumni who have served their countries and communities. As part of Salute to Service, they are thanking alumni who served in the U.S. Armed Forces, the Peace Corps, Teach for America, places of worship, a local nonprofit or the community. Share your service story to get your Sun Devils Serve sticker, and tell your Sun Devil alum friends who have served to do the same! Get your sticker here.


Join ASU Online student veteran Slack channel

If you’re looking for a way to connect with your fellow ASU Online student veterans, consider joining the ASU Online Military Community Slack channel. The channel is a place for military active duty, Guard, Reserve, veteran and dependent students to connect and network, share experiences and resources, and build community through their common military experiences. Join today!