Assistance with finding jobs, housing, medical care, education and other services drew several hundred veterans and their families to the Hammermill Center on April 24 for the first Veterans Resource Expo.
The four-hour event was organized by State Senator Sean Wiley with the Erie County Vietnam Veterans Memorial organization and was hosted by Gannon University in an effort to connect veterans with available services at one easily accessible, centrally located event.
More than 75 federal and state agencies, companies and organizations were represented, including Gannon University.
Retired Lt. Col. Ron Swift, veterans financial aid and enrollment counselor, said, “Maybe an opportunity like this could open doors, so we’re doing a little bit more to welcome our veterans back and show them all the services that veterans have here in the Erie area.”
Learn more about the expo and Gannon's ROTC program.
Gannon University is a proud participant in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon program. The program makes additional funds available for a veteran’s education program without an additional charge to his or her GI Bill entitlement.
Nearly 75 enrolled students are receiving various types of benefits under the GI Bill, most of whom are military veterans.