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10 Year Milestone Celebration: Veterans Resource Station Debuts New “At Ease” Lounge

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August 28, 2023 - Northern Kentucky University’s Veterans Resource Station (VRS) will be celebrating 10 years of operation with a ribbon-cutting ceremony of its new At-Ease Lounge on August 30.

  • What: VRS opens new At-Ease Lounge with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
  • When: Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 12 p.m.
  • Where: Outside of University Center Room 131
  • Who: Interim President Bonita Brown, NKU Veteran students 

NKU’s Veterans Resource Station serves 476 veteran students, 109 dependents, 64 National Guard members and 31 active-duty reserves. It is a one stop shop for veteran students to get the support, resources and information they need to ensure a successful transition into higher education. The new and improved At-Ease Lounge will provide veterans and active military students a place to relax and grab a snack—thanks to FUEL NKU, the on-campus food pantry. 

“I am honored to be able to work at an institution that continues to provide programs and services for all military, veterans and their families,” VRS Coordinator Rusty Mardis said. “The launching of the new Veterans Resource Station “At-Ease” lounge coupled with our 10th anniversary showcases NKU’s continued commitment to serve and empower those that sacrifice so much for our freedoms.” 

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will include a performance from the NKU Chorale, remarks from NKU Interim President Bonita Brown, and a small reception afterwards in the At-Ease Lounge.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, NKU is an entrepreneurial state university of over 16,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus nestled between Highland Heights, Kentucky and bustling downtown Cincinnati. We are a regionally engaged university committed to empowering our students to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives. While we are one of the fastest-growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit