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Lieutenant Governor to Visit Beck PRIDE Center


JONESBORO – Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin will be on the Arkansas State University campus, Thursday, Jan. 25, to tour the Beck PRIDE Center for America’s Wounded Veterans. Griffin’s visit marks the second time this week a government official is making a trip to the center.

“We are delighted to have state and federal officials come to campus and hear about our work with veterans,” stated Dr. Susan Hanrahan, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions. “It is important for them to be aware of what has been so positively impactful for our military students. The more advocates, the better.”

Donald P. Loren, assistant secretary, operations, security and preparedness, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, toured the facility Tuesday.

Griffin will be at the Beck PRIDE Center around 4 p.m. at which time he will receive a briefing on the veterans’ program by center director Lynda Nash. Hanrahan said he is in town and is making special time to schedule the visit.

Griffin is serving his first four-year term after being elected in 2014.

The Beck PRIDE Center provides combat wounded veterans with first class educational programs and services at Arkansas State University. PRIDE stands for “personal rehabilitation, individual development and education.” These include, but are not limited to resources to access to the higher education experience, resources for counseling, personal rehabilitation, advocacy, and financial assistance and supporting these individuals to achieve their post military service goals.

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin
Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin