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Honor veterans, hire veterans

Join in Veterans Day celebrations on Wednesday, then hire a student-vet at no cost to your department or office.

By Rita Case, director, Veteran and Military Student Services

November 10, 2020

Veterans Day Celebration graphic in red, white and blue.The Metropolitan State University of Denver community includes more than 1,000 military veterans. To honor Roadrunners who serve, please join the Veteran and Military Student Services Center for a virtual Tri-Institutional Veterans Day celebration.

Tri-Institutional Veterans Day celebration


11 a.m. - noon

Register online

The event will recognize the sacrifices that service members make for all of us and include keynote addresses from Sarah “Semper Sarah” Plummer Taylor, a leader in the field of resilience-building and holistic wellness, and Charles Weber, D.O., a psychiatrist at the Family Care Center in Colorado Springs.

Additionally, please consider hiring student-veterans at no cost to your department or office through the Veterans Break Pay Program.

As student veterans do not receive GI Bill® payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs when classes are not in session, the student-driven Veterans Break Pay program helps fill in the financial gap between the fall and spring semesters. Veterans Break Pay wages are paid out of a special designated fund, so no money comes out of any MSU Denver program budget.

Hiring a student through the program is a great opportunity to get assistance for special projects. These positions also provide a way for student-veterans to earn income in a convenient campus job without a long-term commitment. However, many students involved in the program have continued their work-study or hourly positions with the offices that employed them through the program.

Items to note:

  • Students may work up to 40 hours per week during the break between fall and spring semesters.
  • Work weeks are Dec. 14 -24 and Jan. 4-15.
  • Hours are logged and approved through Webtime.

If interested, contact Rita Case, director, Veteran and Military Student Services by Nov. 20. Please include the office, the tasks that need to be completed, and how many students can be hired. Please also indicate if work will be in person, online, or a combination of in person and online.

Topics: Events, Inclusion, Veteran's Day, Veterans

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