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Partnership gives KY National Guard better access to NKU classes

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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — Kentucky National Guard members now have streamlined access to educational support through Northern Kentucky University’s Veterans Resource Station (VRS). The Kentucky National Guard and NKU will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create a partnership allowing the university to work with citizen soldiers to fit their unique needs on the path to graduation.

“The MOU signing between NKU and the KY National Guard is a historical event signifying our commitment to the uniqueness of them being a citizen soldier and college student,” says Rusty Mardis, coordinator of the VRS. “The MOU symbolizes NKU’s dedication to our KY National Guard students to aid them to be successful in college, career and life.”

The partnership was made official with a signing ceremony on Wednesday, September 27.

According to the Kentucky National Guard, such collaborations serve the dual purpose of facilitating their members’ personal growth while also equipping them with skills and knowledge beneficial to their roles in the Guard.

Kentucky’s Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Hal Lamberton  joined NKU Interim President Bonita Brown to sign the MOU. Also in attending was  Rusty Mardis, coordinator of the VRS, National Guard service members, military connected and veteran students.

Founded in 1968, NKU is an entrepreneurial state university of over 16,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus nestled between Highland Heights, Kentucky and bustling downtown Cincinnati. We are a regionally engaged university committed to empowering our students to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives. While we are one of the fastest-growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names. For more information, visit nku.edu.
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