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  • Uplift the Fallen, Empower the Brave
    Uplift the Fallen
    Empower the Brave

    The Beck PRIDE Center has a profound impact on the lives of veterans and their families. Founded through the support of Buddy Beck and his wife Charlotte, our focus is PRIDE - Personal Rehabilitation Individual Development and Education.

  • Ron Miller
    Distinguished Alumni
    Ron Miller

    After completing A-State's ROTC program in 1959, Miller was commissioned as an Army officer. He became a highly accomplished military pilot, flying a helicopter gunship during three tours in Vietnam.

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    Arkansas State ROTC
    Hall of Heroes

    A-State pays tribute to ROTC Alumni who have distinguished themselves through heroic service, government service and outstanding representation of the university, by placing them in the Hall of Heroes.

Beck Pride Center

Our mission is to provide combat wounded veterans with first class educational programs and services at Arkansas State University. These include, but are not limited to: resources to access to the higher education experience, resources for counseling, personal rehabilitation, advocacy, and financial assistance; supporting these individuals to achieve their post military service goals.

Our Focus

The Beck PRIDE Center is located in a university setting to provide a centralized opportunity for veterans to:

  • Explore career options through counseling and testing
  • Participate in skill or placement testing as necessary
  • Secure an academic advisor to develop a degree plan of study
  • Utilize the specialized physical and mental rehabilitation services that are available including physical therapy, speech language pathology and mental health counseling
  • Utilize our veterans' educational services officer for benefits advisement
  • Include family members who desire education on care giving and need counseling
  • Identify other services that may be essential to them
  • Be referred when necessary
Get an overview of the Beck PRIDE Center (PDF) >>
Support the Beck PRIDE Center

Your generous, tax deductible donation enables us to help more than seventy combat-injured service members returning home from the current conflicts, to provide assistance to their families and help fill in service gaps where they exist. As the number of wounded steadily increases, so do the needs of these brave individuals.

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Beck PRIDE Center Program Model

Check out the Beck Pride Center presentation of  "A Model Approach for Serving Veterans with Disabilities in Higher Education."

View the presentation (PPT) >>