Veterans Fair to be hosted on AU campus Tuesday

The City of Aurora Veterans Advisory Council will host its first Veterans Fair at Aurora University on Tuesday, June 18. The event will take place from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in Perry Theatre, located at 1305 Kenilworth Place in Aurora. All veterans and families are invited to attend the free event.

The Aurora University Center for Adult and Graduate Studies, along with several veterans organizations, will have informational booths set-up in the theatre’s lobby.

“Aurora University has a long history of serving veterans through our adult and graduate programs,” said Emily Morales, Director of Adult Degree Completion Programs. “The goal of the fair is to bring together, in one place, various resources available to veterans and their families.”

The following organizations are scheduled to be onsite:

  • American Legion Post 84
  • Aurora Navy Council
  • Aurora University Center for Adult and Graduate Studies
  • City of Aurora Veterans Advisory Council
  • DuPage County Veterans Center
  • Fox Valley Marines
  • Hope for Tomorrow
  • Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs
  • National Cemetery Association
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs – Chicago Regional Office

The following speakers also will present throughout the afternoon:

3:30 p.m.         Presentation: Federal Veterans Benefits
Ryan Miles and Sandra Hatch, US Department of Veterans Affairs

4:30 p.m.         Presentation: DuPage County Veterans Center Services
Pat Wasisco, DuPage County Veterans Center

5:00 p.m.         Presentation: Aurora Navy Council mission and membership
COL (R) Richard Todas, Aurora Navy Council

5:30 p.m.         Presentation: State of Illinois Veterans Benefits
Wesley Yi, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs

6:30 p.m.         Veterans Homelessness, PTSD and Substance Abuse
Jeff Gilbert, Hope for Tomorrow

The fair is cosponsored by Aurora University and the DuPage County Veterans Center. For more information, contact the City of Aurora Veterans Council Member Art Sheridan at 630-897-7998 or asheri9150@aol.com.