Pace’s New Student Veteran Center

Veterans have unique needs, backgrounds, and contributions that they bring to campus. It’s important that they have a place to congregate, socialize, and share their stories, challenges, and experiences,” says Retired Colonel Peter Riley, director of Veteran Services at Pace. “This Student Veteran Center will provide them with just that—a safe and welcoming place that they need and deserve.”

New York State Senator Peter Harckham announced last September that he has secured $200,000 in funding for Pace University to help build a Student Veteran Center within the Kessel Student Center on Pace’s Pleasantville Campus. 

Construction of the new Student Veteran Center will be complete in spring 2020 and it will serve as a central location for veteran students 

to learn how to work with and navigate the VA, as well as the various educational benefits student veterans are entitled to including the Forever GI Bill, Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program, and Vocational Rehab.

“This Student Veteran Center will serve as a safe zone for us to build community, have important conversations, and succeed here at Pace—and after we graduate,” says US Navy veteran and current Pace student Alun R. Gilpin ’21.