Upper Iowa University rolled out "The Military Salute," a publication dedicated to the University's military history and the lives of its alumni, students and faculty that have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military. A special Veterans Day program will also be held on campus Monday, November 11.
FAYETTE, Iowa (November 8, 2013) – In observance of Veterans Day, Upper Iowa University is proud to salute the brave men and women that have defended our country and continue to fight for our freedoms. A special publication, "The Military Salute," was recently published to capture Upper Iowa's rich military history, as well as the stories of alumni, faculty and students that have served or are currently serving. In addition, a special Veterans Day program will be held Monday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m. at the UIU Reflective Tribute Memorial, located just north of the International House on the east side of the Fayette campus.
"Since the early days of the Civil War, Upper Iowa University has a unique history interwoven with the lives and stories of the men and women who have been a part of the total military family," said UIU President William R. Duffy II, Ed.D., Ed.S. "As the historical collections were being compiled for this publication, I was struck by the sacrifice, commitment and passion for this country and for this University. This high-level of dedication can be seen in each and every article about Upper Iowa students from the days of the Civil War through both World Wars and UIU's ROTC program of the 1970s and 1980s, and even today in our alumni, students and faculty who have served or are on that journey right now."
As a West Point graduate and a retired lieutenant colonel of the U.S. Army, Dr. Duffy understands the commitment and passion for serving the country. In celebration of his recent inauguration as the 21st President of Upper Iowa University, the Military Family Fund was established to provide financial assistance for scholarships and student services for those enrolled at Upper Iowa who are serving in the military or have a family member serving.
Upper Iowa University serves military personnel and veterans all over the world through its online program, self-paced degree program, and 19 education center locations throughout the United States including its centers located on-base in Fort Sill, Okla., Fort Leavenworth and Fort Riley, Kan., and Fort Polk and New Orleans, La.
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About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to more than 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
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