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FGCU recognizes campus vets

Florida Gulf Coast University President Wilson Bradshaw, right, and Provost Ron Toll joke during the third annual Veterans Recognition Day in the FGCU Student Union hosted by FGCU CampusVeterans. Lexey Swall/Staff

Florida Gulf Coast University President Wilson Bradshaw, right, and Provost Ron Toll joke during the third annual Veterans Recognition Day in the FGCU Student Union hosted by FGCU CampusVeterans. Lexey Swall/Staff

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  • Jonathan Riner, a student at Florida Gulf Coast University who served in the Army, including eight months in Afghanistan, speaks to a room full of veterans during the third annual Veterans Recognition Day in the FGCU Student Union hosted by FGCU CampusVeterans. 'For the first time in history, thousands of warriors return home with enough benefits and resources to be anything they want to be,' said Riner. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Color Guard Commander Yireh Ayala, 18, from Estero High School J.R.O.T.C., waits to present colors during the third annual Veterans Recognition Day in the FGCU Student Union hosted by FGCU CampusVeterans on Tuesday. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Cheryl Seals-Gonzalez, the director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance at Florida Gulf Coast University addresses a group of veterans during the third annual Veterans Recognition Day in the FGCU Student Union hosted by FGCU CampusVeterans. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Robert Green Jr., right, co-founder of FGCU CampusVeterans, a group formed to recognize and honor veterans who work and attend classes at FGCU, is introduced during the third annual Veterans Recognition Day in the FGCU Student Union hosted by FGCU CampusVeterans. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Florida Gulf Coast University President Wilson Bradshaw, right, and Provost Ron Toll joke during the third annual Veterans Recognition Day in the FGCU Student Union hosted by FGCU CampusVeterans. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Norm Melious, 58, a plumber at Florida Gulf Coast University and former United States Army soldier from the 82nd Airborn, listens to speakers during the third annual Veterans Recognition Day in the FGCU Student Union hosted by FGCU CampusVeterans. Melious served in the Vietnam War after he was drafted in 1969 when he was 18-years-old. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Albert H. Linden Jr., a combat wounded Vietnam veteran, addresses a group of veterans during the third annual Veterans Recognition Day in the FGCU Student Union hosted by FGCU CampusVeterans. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Carl Fuhri, who works for Florida Gulf Coast University parking services, listens to speakers during the third annual Veterans Recognition Day in the FGCU Student Union hosted by FGCU CampusVeterans. Fuhri was in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborn between 1961 and 1964 and worked to help keep peace in 1963 in Mississippi during desgregation. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Members of the Estero High School J.R.O.T.C. color guard waits to present colors during the third annual Veterans Recognition Day in the FGCU Student Union hosted by FGCU CampusVeterans on Tuesday. Lexey Swall/Staff

Florida Gulf Coast University holds third annual Veterans Recognition Day in the FGCU Student Union hosted by FGCU CampusVeterans.

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