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Seton Hall Receives Veterans Award from Governor  

Photo from New Jersey Governor’s We Value Our Veterans Award ceremonySeton Hall has received the New Jersey Governor's We Value Our Veterans Academia Award. In recognition of its "conspicuous support for our armed forces," the award was bestowed upon the University on Veterans Day at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel, New Jersey on Nov. 11, 2022. 

The State of New Jersey "We Value Our Veterans" award is given to municipalities, businesses, and academic institutions that meet or exceed certain designated "veteran friendly" criteria. The award is intended to acknowledge organizations that aid and honor those who have served as soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coast guardsmen. 

The designation and its insignia for the award are intended for display on the University's website, letterhead, flyers, and banners to denote Seton Hall's veteran-friendly status and to act as both a welcome and a thank you to those who have served. 

Assistant Vice President & Dean of the Center for Academic Success Vaughn Calhoun attended the event and received the award on behalf of Seton Hall. "My father served in Vietnam and retired after 25 years of honorable service as a 1st Sergeant in the U.S. Army," said Calhoun. "I know first-hand the sacrifices members of our military and their families make for this country. It is with great honor that I received this award on behalf of the University, and an even greater honor to make the resources of Seton Hall available to our veterans."

Vice President of Student Services Monica Burnette agreed, "These brave people have steadfastly guarded the doors of democracy. It is only fitting that we do what we can to open for them the doors of the University."

Yellow Ribbon School
Seton Hall University is a full participant in the Post 9/11 Yellow Ribbon Program. Slots for Yellow Ribbon are unlimited for graduate and undergraduate students, the only requirement is that the student be 100% eligible for Post 911.

Types of Veteran Educational Benefits:

  • Chapter 30: Montgomery G.I. Bill®
  • Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 32: Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
  • Chapter 33: Post 911
  • Chapter 35: Dependent Educational Assistance
  • Chapter 1606: Selective Reserve Education Assistance Program
  • Chapter 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Tuition Assistance Program

Personalized Attention
Seton Hall has a team of academic advising and admissions staff who work directly with students. This team of professionals is well-equipped to understand the needs of armed services personnel and is ready to assist those who are serving or have served in achieving personal and professional goals, whether on campus or on base.

To find out more about available benefits to military personnel and to discuss financial aid options, please contact University Certifying Official and Former U.S. Marine, Garland Foster or University Certifying Official, Zshamani Felix at

To learn more about Seton Hall's Veteran Initiatives as well as flexible online degrees designed to be convenient for active military and working professionals, click here.

Categories: Alumni, Campus Life

For more information, please contact:

  • Michael Ricciardelli
  • (908) 447-3034