Military Resource Center Dedication
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, September 13, 2018
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Stephanie Hill, Director of University Relations & Communications
Office: 918.495.7337, Mobile: 918.720.5548
What: ORU Dedicates Military Learning Center
When: Monday, September 17, 2018, 11:00am
Where: Learning Resources Center (LRC) 2nd Floor
Tulsa, OK – Oral Roberts University is honored to dedicate the new Military Student Research and Learning Center (MSRLC) in the Library Resources Building (LRC) on Monday, September 17, at 11am. The center will provide veterans, active service military students, their families, and ROTC cadets access to computers and media resources in a comfortable and quiet environment. The multi-functional center features a study area, tutoring, workshops with guest speakers from the surrounding military communities, and a confidential area to interview with companies and recruiters from all over the world who are looking for the work ethic demonstrated by members of the military.
“ORU serves approximately 175 veterans and military students, and we know the key to their success in college is hard work and careful planning,” said Dr. Sergio Matviuk, Associate Vice President of Student Success. “This new center will enhance our students’ research opportunities and help them reach their academic and career goals.”
Jeremy Edens, ORU’s Military Student Chaplain, is a Navy veteran who is earning his Masters of Divinity at ORU. He and his wife plan to serve as missionaries in the Philippines. “This new center demonstrates the commitment and support of ORU to make sure our military students graduate and are fully equipped to take God’s healing power to the uttermost bounds of the earth,” said Edens.
“As veterans and non-traditional students, we tend to face more difficulties in college,” said Katherine Lybyer, who is an active duty SSgt, Aerospace Medical Technician in the US Air Force studying nursing. “The new center gives us the resources to be successful during and after college.”
“Veterans here generally commute from areas in and around Tulsa, which can make studying and group projects difficult,” said Brett Lantz, US Air Force Veteran and Intelligence Supervisor who is pursuing his MBA. “The new MSRLC eliminates these issues and provides an excellent place for us to study, relax, and grow friendships.”
ORU is honored to be on the list of 2018 Military Friendly Colleges, an award the University has received for four consecutive years.