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Center planned for wounded veterans at UI

Plans for a $12 million Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education were announced Thursday by Gov. Pat Quinn and University of Illinois officials.

  Artist's rendering of the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education at the University of Illinois.  

From The News-Gazette:

The center, to be located next to the Family Resiliency Center on Nevada Street in Urbana, already has received a $6 million "lead gift" from Ron Chez, a 1962 UI graduate who is president of Chicago-based Ronald L. Chez Inc., a financial management consulting firm, and also is chairman of the board of EpiWorks, a semiconductor manufacturer in Champaign.

No construction timetable has been established, said Tanya Gallagher, dean of the UI College of Applied Health Sciences.

The new center will provide comprehensive services for veterans with disabilities who are enrolled on the Urbana campus, Gallagher said.

"This center will provide educationally integrated services to student veterans of our most recent conflicts, and their families," she said.

Read more: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/health/health-care/2012-02-10/center-planned-wounded-veterans-ui.html




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