First-ever Veterans Symposium explores value of veterans Oct. 30-31

Campus. Career. Community.

That’s the focus of CSU’s first-ever Veterans Symposium, an event that creates an educational forum and dialogue for higher education faculty, staff and students; Northern Colorado businesses; and veteran service providers.

The symposium will explore the value and challenges veterans experience; identify, discuss, and develop ways to address these challenges; and identify collaborations with other agencies in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to assist veterans in maximizing their potential.

“We are excited to bring together members from college campuses, businesses and our communities to learn from the presenters and each other about the value of those who have served or are continuing to serve this nation,” said Jenny Pickett, director of Adult Learner and Veteran Services and retired U.S Air Force colonel. “As the U.S. military is drawing down in numbers, our communities have a great opportunity to welcome them as valuable collaborators and future leaders.”

The two-day symposium begins Oct. 30.

For dates, times, registration and to read stories about the people who have helped veterans in a campus, career, or community aspect, visit