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Miami University received a Purple Star for its commitment to supporting veterans and military-affiliated students. This Alumni Veteran Tribute celebrates alumni in all branches of the military.

Miami University receives Collegiate Purple Star Award for supporting veterans and military-affiliated students

The Collegiate Purple Star Award is given to schools that are considered military-friendly and has many variations across the United States. However, this Ohio-specific designation is different from other programs because it is a free application process. One of the groups who initiated the program was the Ohio Veterans Educational Council, an organization of public and private institutions. 

Nicole Fleetwood, a Hamilton, Ohio native and New York University professor, will be Miami University's 2023 commencement speaker.

‘I teared up’: Nicole Fleetwood set to speak at spring commencement

Nicole Fleetwood, a professor of media, culture and communication at New York University (NYU), was finishing up teaching for the day when she received an email from Miami University’s president, Gregory Crawford. In his email, Crawford invited Fleetwood back to her alma mater to give the 2023 spring commencement speech. 

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