Veterans

 

Continuing the Mission

We're proud to announce the first Veterans ASU Alumni Chapter in Arizona! Learn more about the launch of this group and how they hope to help student veterans at ASU.

ASU greatly appreciates and honors those who have served in defense of our country. Watch this video about how ASU is helping veterans pursue educational goals.

 

There are 134 ASU alumni who fought bravely and sacrificed their lives for our country. The Veterans ASU Alumni Chapter has been working for the past several years to honor these heroes. To date nearly all the funds needed to create an ASU Veterans Memorial Wall in the Memorial Union in Tempe have been raised by the Veterans Alumni chapter with commitment from the University. 

Upcoming Events

Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony
Saturday, May5
ASU Gammage (ASU Tempe Campus)

Veterans Chapter Challenge Coins

Purchase the ASU Veterans Alumni Chapter Challenge Coin, which celebrates service in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. By purchasing a coin, you will have a high-quality memento of ASU's commitment to veterans while supporting our chapter's scholarship program for current student veterans.  The coin is made in the U.S.

Pat Tillman Veterans Center Update

There has been a lot of noise in the media lately about Veterans on college campuses, specifically questions about how they are doing. Maybe, as ASU alumni and veterans you have been wondering how our Sun Devil veterans have been doing. The short answer is, they are doing great!

Since 2007, there have been 4,129 Veterans that have received an undergraduate degree from ASU. The Pat Tillman Veterans Center, open since August of 2011, is working to ensure all of our Veteran students are well supported and given every opportunity to succeed. Our retention rate for first-time freshmen, Veterans entering ASU with no previous college experience or credit retained at a rate of 96.4 percent from fall of 2012 into the spring semester – they are off to a great start. Similarly our upper-level transfer students, those coming onto the campus a junior or senior, are graduating at a higher rate than their civilian counterparts.

If you are looking for a way to assist in the ongoing efforts to attract, retain and help our veteran students graduate, please feel free to contact Pat Tillman Veterans Center Director, Steve Borden, CAPT USN (Ret) at steven.borden@asu.edu. Support for our student veterans starts all the way at the top.

ASU among top schools for active-duty students

The ASU News ran the following article in their November 1st newsletter. We are proud to be recognized as one of the top schools for active-duty students!

“ASU has forged a reputation as one of the nation's most military-friendly schools thanks to programs aimed primarily at veterans who have left the service. And this year, ASU has scored a spot among the top 100 four-year schools for active-duty students, as well. The Military Times, a publication aimed at active-duty military members and their families, released its annual "Best for Vets" rankings today.” Please read the rest of the article here.

 

Stay Connected

The Veterans Chapter has a Facebook page where we will be posting items of interest to ASU Alumni Veterans. To be notified when updates are made to this page, please like the page and you will receive regular updates from the Chapter. The Veterans Chapter also has a LinkedIn group, which will allow you to connect or in some cases reconnect with fellow Veterans who are ASU alumni. To join, visit the group page and request to join.

 

Past Events

 

Veteran's Stole Ceremony (May 2017)

 
 
 

Veteran's Stole Ceremony (December 2016)

 

View more photos here.

Official portrait photos from the event must be directly ordered through Grad Images. Here is a link to your images from the ceremony:

https://www.gradimages.com/Proofs?PIN=57087402&LastName=Leone

Here are instructions to search for your photos on the GradImages website:

  1. Go to www.gradimages.com
  2. Enter your Last Name, Arizona State University for School, and 2016 for Year.
  3. Click Find My Photos

If you are interested in getting prints of photos that are on our Flickr Album, you can download the photo to your computer and print it at home or send it to a photo processing center, such as Costco, Walgreens, or Shutterfly. Here are instruction on how to download the highest resolution of images on Flick.

  1. Go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/asu_alumni/albums/72157676301134500 to access the fall Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony album.
  2. Click on the picture you would like to download. The picture will open to full screen.
  3. In the lower right corner of the picture’s black background, you will see this icon:
  1. Choose “Original” for the highest resolution.
  2. A dialogue box should open with options to save or open the photo. Save the image to your computer.
  3. From there you can print the image at home or upload it to a photo processing website.


Veteran's Stole Ceremony May 2016


View more photos here.

 

Veteran's Graduation Reception - December 2015


View more photos here

Veteran's Graduation Reception - May 1, 2014

 

 

Contact

If you are interested in getting more involved or would like more information about the Chapter, please contact our President, Ed Logan. Ed is also the Military Affairs Committee representative for the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, The City of Glendale and the City of Peoria, who are all new community partners. 

Chapter Leader & Contact

Kyle Irwin

 

Leadership

President, Kyle Irwin '14
Past President, Ed Logan '62
Treasurer, Padraic Earl '13
Treasurer/Secretary, Jim Geiser '77
Communications & Student Outreach Joanna Sweatt '10
Board Member/Veteran Community Engagement, David Lucier '74
Nonprofit Outreach Jesse Simpson 
 

Online Toolkit

Everything you need to know about starting or running an official ASU Alumni group!

Online Tool Kit