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WVU Hosts 'Camouflage to Campus' Event

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Student Veterans of America says that close to a million veterans were enrolled in classes in 2011.

Many of those veterans attend or attended West Virginia University.

The university held the 'Camouflage to Campus' event Thursday, October 24, showing different veteran related programs available on campus.

There were also veterans that spoke about the transition from military to campus life.

"It's really important to understand the importance of a veteran. When they come to an institution sometimes they feel displaced," said Jerry McCarthy, the Interim Veterans Advocate at West Virginia University. "We want them to know that they have a place here at WVU. They do need all the support that they can get."

The event was hosted by the WVU Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and partnered with the Office of Accessibility Services, which provides academic and physical accommodations for students and serves veterans at the university.

"I think that many veterans coming back to their communities and their homes have a little bit of trouble adapting sometimes coming back to this environment which is much different from what they've experienced," said Richard Strasburger, the Director of the Office of Accessibility Services. "Hopefully all of us who are involved in this coming back to school and home can make this transition go much smoother."

The event also included a panel and question and answer portion of the night.