Hiram College will celebrate the opening of the Freedom Center at Henry Hall, the newly renovated housing for veterans, with a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony on Jan. 29, 2014, at noon.
The partnership with Patriot Development, LLC, to undertake this project, was announced earlier this month.
The ceremony will include remarks by Hiram DeJesus, Patriot Development Group President, and Hiram College President Thomas V. Chema. A reception and tours will follow.
“There are a growing number of veterans returning from service who are interested in pursuing their dreams of a college education,” said Hiram College President Tom Chema. “We’re taking steps to meet the needs of our service men and women, welcoming them into our community and exposing them to the Hiram brand of education which will prepare them well for this next phase of their lives.”
As part of the launch of the initiative, the first 20 veterans to sign on to the program will receive free housing for the first two months of their time at Hiram.
“Our goal is to provide the best environment for the successful transition from the military back into civilian life,” said Hiram DeJesus, President of Patriot Development. “What Hiram offers returning veterans is a beautiful setting just 40 minutes away from the vibrant metropolitan areas of Cleveland, Akron-Canton and Youngstown-Warren. This allows for the readjustment that experts consider crucial to bringing out the best of our country’s valuable human assets.”
Hiram’s new residential offerings for veterans follow the action specified in the “Sea of Goodwill” document issued by the former Joint Chiefs Chairman, Admiral Mike Mullen, according to DeJesus.
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