Veterans with Disabilities

Beginning in the fall of 2009, Michigan State University's Disabled Veterans Assistance Program promises new levels of financial assistance to U.S. veterans with service-related disabilities. The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities is pleased to contribute to this new initiative, as we have a history of connecting with veterans with a range of disabilities, helping them to reach a variety of academic and professional goals. We are internationally recognized for our success and continuously strive to lead Michigan State University in maximizing ability and opportunity.

For students, faculty, and staff returning from military service, understanding a service-related disability is another of many obstacles to overcome. Assistance from the team at the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities will identify and register any disabilities to assist in achieving full campus participation. If you are not yet admitted to Michigan State University, please visit the Office of Admissions for application assistance.

Funding from the newly established Michael J. Hudson Emerging Opportunities Endowment will help RCPD in outreach and service to those who gave so much for their country.

 

Eugene Heidenberger, a U.S. Air Force retiree, with his guide dog Hooper as he accepts his diploma in 1996, an achievement made despite being both deaf and blind.
Eugene Heidenberger poses in his Air Force uniform.
(Eugene Heidenberger, U.S. Air Force retiree, with his guide dog Hooper as he accepts his diploma in 1996, an achievement made despite being both deaf and blind [left], and Heidenberger poses in his Air Force uniform during his service. [right])

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Rock the Dock!

S.H.I.P is excited to host the first annual Rock the Dock this Friday, November 9 from 7-9 pm. Send Home in a ...
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Events Welcome and Prepare Veterans for Student and Civilian Life

A day of activities designed to celebrate veterans to Michigan State University culminated in a welcome reception for service and community members.
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Reception Echoes Successful Year

As summer approaches, the RCPD reflects on a year of growing community relationships, applauding outstanding students and staff and expanding programming opportunities. The annual Awards and Appreciation Reception marked 40 years of success.
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