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Director of WIU Veterans Resource Center Promoted to Navy Captain

November 30th, 2020

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – After a year-long promotion process, Western Illinois University Veterans Resource Center Director Ron Pettigrew was promoted to the military rank of captain (0-6). His new rank was pinned on his uniform this summer. This branch of service is a familiar one to Pettigrew’s family. “My dad served in the Navy for 22 years. When he got out, he worked in civil service in the same field,” he said. “I traded my dependent military identification card for one of my own. I grew up in military towns, with Navy role models, and families who cared about me and impacted... Read More

Western Illinois University Military Appreciation Week Schedule Released

November 9th, 2020

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – The Western Illinois University Military Task Force has finalized plans to celebrate Military Appreciation Week through Friday, Nov. 13. WIU is proud of its rich military traditions and continues to strive to improve the experiences of its military service students. While COVID-19 has impacted the delivery of WIU’s Military Appreciation Week, there are still a wide array of activities planned to allow WIU and the community to honor veterans, active duty members and reservists. This year’s schedule includes: • Monday, Nov. 9 – 1-4 p.m. – In association... Read More