Western Dakota Tech honored veterans at the school with a ceremony at noon today in the WDT Commons area.
"With over 16% of our student population being either US military veterans or dependents of veterans, WDT serves a significant number of veterans on our campus," said Curt Lauinger, WDT Career Services Coordinator. "It is a privilege to assist our student veterans while they pursue their educational goals at WDT in preparation for work in their chosen career."
All of the 111 student veterans and 15 employee veterans were invited to attend the recognition ceremony. Each were presented with a US Flag lapel pin from WDT and a personalized thank you drawing from Horace Mann and Wilson Elementary students.
A tribute was also played during the short ceremony. Click here to view the presentation.
WDT was recently designated a Military Friendly School for the fifth consecutive year. The designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation. WDT has services in place for the students who classify as active or former service members.