Palmetto Warrior Connection and America’s Warrior Partnership representatives recently presented a grant to Charleston Southern University (CSU).
The grant, which amounts to a $25,000 check, is intended to assist the veteran students attending CSU.
Teri Karges, director of financial aid, and Devon Kemble, the veterans services coordinator, have stated that the grant will be used to fund a Veteran’s Day appreciation drop-in this November and a part-time veteran service coordinator position that will improve customer service to the veterans.
“Our military families are special,” Dr. Jairy C. Hunter Jr., CSU president, said.
Dr. Hunter gave a speech at the presentation; he discussed the vision of CSU’s founders, who wanted to include the adult population in its students. Approximately 50 years later, military adults are included in the university’s students.
CSU recently established a lounge specifically dedicated to the use of veteran students. The lounge will be opened in the fall, which is when most of the students will return to campus for the coming school year.
CSU, a liberal arts university, is one of the biggest independent, accredited universities in South Carolina. 3,400 students attend the university, and it has been named one of America’s Best Christian Colleges.
“We are proud to be a partner with CSU,” Jermaine Husser, executive director of Palmetto Warrior Connection, said.