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UL Lafayette military, veteran graduates receive cords during ceremony

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Posted at 5:28 PM, Apr 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-21 23:55:04-04

Graduating military and veteran students from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette received their veterans cords during a ceremony held Wednesday.

The Eighth Semi-Annual ceremony took place at the Alumni Center Courtyard to recognize both active duty and veteran students. Those students receive special cords as a small token of appreciation for their service to the nation and to the university.

Hosted by UL Lafayette Veteran Services with the support of Student Support Services for Veterans, the ceremony was started in Fall 2017 by Director of Veteran Services Sammi Conner. Ceremonies take place each semester to recognize veteran and military graduates.

"We thank them for their service...we cherish their service," explained Ryan Gonzales, Assistant Director of Veteran Services. "The university sees it as an opportunity to serve them; it's our pleasure and our opportunity to serve them back."

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