New veterans lounge now open

Marshall University unveiled the Enterprise Holdings Foundation Military and Veterans Affair Lounge on Nov. 11 as a space dedicated to student veterans.

The new space includes a computer room, conference room, kitchen and common area. The new lounge is located on the second floor of Gullickson Hall.

With the closing of Laidley Hall, Enterprise Holdings and the Military and Veteran Affairs office were able to take advantage of the space in Gullickson as a new home base for student veterans to relax and spend their time.

Work-study and president for Vet4Vets Marshall, Drew Hughes, also found benefits in the new facility. Vets4Vets is an organization that aids in the transition from military to civilian life for those who have served. This organization found its new home in the updated office.

“It kind of gives them the feeling of being in a student organization,” Hughes said. “It keeps them active in the community and connects them with other veterans.”