Veterans and military-affiliated programming and events facilitate relationships among veterans and veterans’ families and friends from across the University of Chicago. The entire University community comes together to recognize veterans in an annual Veterans Day Recognition program organized by the Office of the Provost, while additional veterans and military-affiliated programming helps foster connections among veterans and military-affiliated students, faculty, and staff.
Veterans and military-affiliated individuals add to the diverse perspectives that the University convenes, and also benefit from them. Veterans and military-affiliated individuals are welcomed into a unique collegial atmosphere, where an abiding commitment to free expression allows the best ideas to prevail and everyone to contribute. At the University of Chicago, veterans are both acknowledged for their service and supported in their growth as students, researchers, and leaders.
November 15, 2017 — The University of Chicago and the United States Army Research Laboratory held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the recently announced partnership between the organizations, and to observe Veterans Day with distinguished guests and elected officials.
April 4, 2016 – University of Chicago Booth School of Business alumnus Eric Gleacher, MBA’67, has made a $10 million gift to his alma mater to fund a groundbreaking scholarship program for U.S. veterans seeking a Chicago Booth MBA.
November 11, 2016 – Eli Feret is one of hundreds of veterans across the country whose education is a legacy of Pat Tillman, the late NFL player and Army veteran.
On Veterans Day, the MBA student at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business was among those who welcomed Tillman’s widow Marie to campus for an event to discuss military service, education and the life of Pat Tillman.