Rio to host Veterans Open House

April 9, 2013

RIO GRANDE, Oh. – Local veterans, reservists and guardsmen are invited to attend a Veterans Open House on Friday, April 12 at the University of Rio Grande / Rio Grande Community College.

The open house, hosted by the Student Veterans Organization, is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Bob Evans Farms Hall auditorium. The event will feature information sessions on life experience credit, financial aid, academic programs and admissions.

The event also will celebrate Rio Grande’s continued recognition as a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, a nationally renowned media organization dedicated to assisting military personnel as they transition into civilian life. The Veterans Open House will feature prize giveaways with snacks and beverages provided.

“Its important to honor our veterans and recognize the tremendous freedoms they provide us,” Rio Grande Dean of Students Aaron Quinn said. “Serving our veterans is a source of pride at Rio Grande. We hope to make veterans’ transition into the next chapter of their lives as seamless and successful as possible, and it all starts with the Veterans Open House.”

Among the many services available to veterans on campus is the Rio Grande Veterans Center located inside Boyd Hall. The center is open to student and community veterans for a variety of daily activities that includes a speaker series.

For more information regarding the Veterans Open House please contact Quinn at or 740-245-7454. For more information about the University of Rio Grande / Rio Grande Community College visit or call 800-282-7201.

The University of Rio Grande / Rio Grande Community College is the only combined private university and public community college in the country. Serving more than 2,400 students annually, dreams become reality while nestled into the beautiful rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio.

For media inquires please contact Eric McKinney, Director of Marketing, at or 740-245-7225.