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Campus Review
March 26, 2012
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Clayton State Celebrates Veterans
With Opening of Veterans Resource Center
by John Shiffert, University Relations
What originally began as a “coffee social”
in 2008 has officially become the Clayton
State University Veterans Resource
Center (VRC).
Under the direction of Vice President for
Student Affairs Dr. Brian Haynes, the
University held the grand opening and
ribbon-cutting for the VRC on Mar. 16.
While the event marked a significant
milestone for Clayton State’s 400+ stu-
dent veterans, it was also the culmination
of many notable events and efforts at the
University over the past four years. Many
of those initiatives were the direct result
of a tremendous amount of dedication and
work by the student veterans’ best advo-
cate on the Clayton State staff, Associate
Director and Training Coordinator of
Counseling and Psychological Services
Shiraz Karaa.
“The first few meeting were called ‘coffee
socials’ but they served to bring together
the students for academic and peer sup-
port and, ultimately, to form the Student
Veterans Association,” Karaa said recent-
ly. “I had also been talking to service
members coming to counseling for inte-
grating into the civilian world and adjust-
ing to college after the military. The
vision was to have something similar to
the USO on campus to serve the unique
Show Your Laker Pride on Your Ride
Reserve Your State of Georgia Clayton State License Plate
Clayton State alumni, faculty/staff, stu-
dents, retirees and friends of the
University, here is your chance to “Show
Your Laker Pride on Your Ride!”
The University has been approved for a
specialty license plate with the State of
Georgia. However, in order to make it
happen, the University needs 1,000 peo-
ple to sign up and pay a one-time $25
manufacturing fee before they will be
The commemorative Clayton State plates,
showcasing Clayton State’s athletic mas-
cot Loch, will be produced if the State of
Georgia's Department of Motor Vehicle
Safety receives a minimum of 1000 orders
in a two-year period.
“I am so happy that we have initiated the
process for obtaining a Clayton State
Specialty license plate,” says President
Dr. Thomas J. Hynes, who has signed up
for license plate #1. “The State of Georgia
commemorative license plate program is a
fantastic way for alumni, faculty/staff,
retirees, students and friends in the com-
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Tag, cont’d., p. 8