Today is Veterans Day, a day our nation sets aside to honor its veterans for their patriotism, their service and the sacrifices they made–and continue to make–to protect our freedoms.
Art Center’s history is rich with students, staff and faculty who served their country through military service. In fact, the College’s student population grew significantly due to the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, better known as the GI Bill, a piece of legislation that honored veterans by helping to pay the costs for them to attend colleges and universities. The growth was dramatic enough to require Art Center to move from its modest 7th Street Campus to its larger 3rd Street Campus in 1947.
Today, as we have throughout the College’s history, we continue to educate women and men who have served at home and abroad. As our veterans continue to return from their tours of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and other points across the globe, we are grateful for the rich contributions they make to our lives, both on and off campus.