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September notes

Happy September Bearcat veterans!

As we march through 2015, the month of September is upon us! By now most of you have settled into your classes, and I know that you will succeed in all of your subjects.

As we begin a new school year, I just want to ensure that you are aware of the various events that are taking place at the University of Cincinnati. Our football Bearcats will take the field at the newly renovated Nippert Stadium on September 5th against Alabama A&M. On September 11th, our office, along with the UC Army and Air Force ROTC detachments, will be hosting a 9/11 stadium stair run, which will be held in Nippert Stadium. Registration begins at 0530 and the stair run will start at 0646 and end at 0736 hours. In addition to the stair run, we will be raising funds for a scholarship in the name of Army MSG Corey Hood. MSG Hood was an Army Golden Knight parachutist, who lost his life at an event in Chicago this past August. If you can attend this event, we would love to see you there.

As our office grows, we will strive to increase the visibility of our program. If you are not busy on September 10th, our staff and student veterans will be marching in the Harvest Home Parade. On September 12th, our female veterans will be participating in the Oho Women Veterans Conference in Columbus; and on September 24th, four of our female Bearcat veterans will participate in the first ever All Female Honor Flight!

Before I close this letter, several veterans have expressed to me that they would like to have assistance in finding employment. Our office has partnered with Ohio Means Jobs, Tri-State Easter Seals Operation Vets Thrive, The Volunteers of America and others. These entities diligently work to find employment for veterans, and many employers have expressed to this office that they want to hire UC veterans. If you have any questions regarding assistance in finding a job, please call the Veterans Programs and Services office at 513-556-6811, or email our office at vetcert@UCMAIL.UC.EDU.

As Earth, Wind and Fire would say:

Ba de ya, say do you remember

Ba de ya, dancing in September

Ba de ya, never was a cloudy day


Bearcat strong!




Veterans Programs & Services is committed to providing our veterans the support and assistance you need to successfully complete your education here at UC. 

To get started, you need to file through the Department of Veterans Affairs for your education benefits. You must accomplish this very important process before taking advantage of your benefits at UC. We need your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Award Letter verifying your eligibility for VA education benefits. If you are a reservist or National Guard, you must also file through your unit to obtain your Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE). We cannot begin certifying you with the VA until we have received your COE and/or NOBE. If you need help in the filing process for your COE, please contact our office. For help with the NOBE, contact your unit.

Any questions that pertain to these instructions or questions regarding VA benefits, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 513-556-6811 or

Cincinnati Smart is Veteran Strong

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You can now find information online about Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and the schools and training programs available to education beneficiaries.

2014-15 VPS Form (Backpay and 15US)


Upcoming Events:

9/11 Memorial Stadium Run to Remember

(Click link above for Flyer)

Friday, September 11, 2015 @ Nippert Stadium

5:30am – Run-day registration begins at the corner of the Lindner center and tennis courts
6:35am - Run Brief and Remarks
6:46am - Start (2x starting points; commemorate crash of Flight 11 into WTC North Tower @ 8:46)
7:00am - Break (Commemorate crash of Flight 175 into WTC South Tower @ 9:42 and collapse of South tower @ 9:59)
7:06am - Break (Commemorate crash of Flight 93 in Somerset, PA @ 10:06)

7:28am – Break (Commemorate collapse of WTC North Tower @ 10:28)
7:37am - Break (Commemorate Flight 77 crash into Pentagon @ 9:37)
7:42am - End (Commemorate grounding of all flights over the continental U.S. @ 9:42 for the 1st time in history)
7:45am - Moment of silence and concluding remarks

Omega Delta Sigma Ohio Beta Meeting

Monday, September 14th


French Hall West


Dog Tag 5K Obstacle Run

Saturday, October 10th
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Burnet Woods

New Initiatives:

Disability Services Accomodations

We are working to better tie in disability services and accomodations for qualifying students.

If you are a veteran or a student with a disability, please take a moment to visit

There are many great resources and accomodations if you qualify, including extended test times and quiet room options for testing.

Please contact or call 513-556-6823 for more information.

If you have suggestions for miliatry and veteran student specific offerings, email with a subject "DSO tie in".


Veteran Coaching Pilot

Our office is interested in developing a veteran coaching program, staffed by veteran and military students to help coach and transition new and transfer veteran students acclimate to campus life and learn about GI bill benefits.  Currently, we are exploring options to pay under the VA work study guidelines. If you have suggestions or want to be a part of this initiative, please email with a subject line "Veteran Coaching".




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