Ruby Tuesdays Supports Student Veterans
By: Kim Williams
Commerce, Texas (Aug. 13, 2012)— The Student Veterans Association
at Texas A&M University-Commerce announces the Ruby Tuesday’s Give Back
Night at the 2075 Summer Lee location in Rockwall.
Ruby Tuesday restaurant is partnering with the Student Veterans Association to help raise funds for needed Veteran’s Lounge maintenance and updates. Simply notify your server you are there to support SVA, and the restaurant will donate 20 percent of the pre-tax purchase. All proceeds from the evening will go to fund a study and research area in the Veterans Lounge and a scholarship for the student veterans of A&M-Commerce.
The Student Veterans Association works toward creating a partnership with the Commerce community providing solid role models and leaders throughout the college campus and a sense of camaraderie for United States military veterans, spouses and their children currently furthering their education.
“SVA assists in the very complex transition into school life and civilian life,” said Scott Mobley SVA president. “It is extremely important for veterans to assist each other into the transition of school life after active duty and to assist in the transition to civilian life to maintain the camaraderie amongst those of us who have served and to remind them that they are not alone in the transition.”
The organization has been active on the university campus since it was originally founded as East Texas College in 1889. There are currently 587 students utilizing veteran benefits and a number of faculty and staff who also have military connections. As a 501c (19) organization, it is dedicated to providing activities and resources for these student veterans and we need your help.
“We have found that many veterans coming to A&M-Commerce have not been in school for quite some time and need support adjusting,” said Jill Mobley, University College advising assistant. “It is hard for many to relate to the ‘normal’ college student because of age differences and life experiences.”
Supporters of the SVA can arrive at the restaurant any time today or tomorrow only. To make a reservation, visit rubytuesday.com or call 972-772-3165.
For more information about this event or the SVA, please contact Jill Mobley at Jill.Mobley@tamuc.edu or 903-468-8174.