Veterans Graduation Celebration 2023

  • Color guard members in U.S. military uniforms leave the stage.

    The color guard leaves the stage after presenting the U.S. flag for the Pledge of Allegiance, at the start of the evening at the University Student Union, May 18, 2023. Photo by Sonia Gurrola.

  • Never forget. A table and chair are set aside to honor the servicemen and women who were prisoners of war (POW) and/or listed as missing in action (MIA). Photo by Sonia Gurrola.

  • Graduates pose together on stage behind the empty table in remembrance of prisoners of war and those missing in action

    Graduates pose together at the Veterans Graduation Celebration in the USU Northridge Center on May 18, 2023. Photo by Sonia Gurrola.

  • Kehinde Eijo shakes hands with William Watkins in the center of the stage while Mayra Plascencia looks on from the podium

    Kehinde Ejio '23 (M.S., Nursing) shakes hands with William Watkins, vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students. Mayra Plascencia, manager of the Veterans Resource Center, looks on. Photo by Sonia Gurrola.

  • Landon Himes bends down to hug his young daughter on stage, while his wife stands off to the right and looks on.

    Landon Himes '23 (Civil Engineering) gets a hug from his young daughter as his wife looks on, at the Veterans Graduation Celebration on May 18, 2023. Photo by Sonia Gurrola.

Student veterans and their families gathered for the Veterans Graduation Celebration in the University Student Union (USU) on May 18, 2023. The annual event highlights the achievements of members of the graduating class. The Veterans Resource Center supports veterans, reservists and members of the National Guard as they transition from military service to academic life. Check out the photo highlights of this moving celebration.

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