BMO Private Bank and Hodges University invited guests to honor the military servicemen and women who attend Hodges University at a private reception held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Naples. More than 60 guests attended.
Hodges University President Terry McMahan introduced two veterans at the gathering student William Lang and staff member Monte Warren.
Guests learned about the struggles that returning military of the United States Armed Forces have when they transition to civilian life and choose to pursue an education. The donation from BMO Private Bank was given to cover expenses for deserving veterans as they struggle to work, attend the university and create a new life for themselves and their families after serving in the military.
In 2006, Hodges University established the American Military Veterans Education Fund (AMVEF) cabinet to raise awareness and funding for providing scholarship and grant dollars to help veterans whose benefits are insufficient to cover the full cost of tuition for attending the University.