Lounge dedicated to veterans at MSU Meridian

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Mississippi State-Meridian now has a lounge dedicated to veterans enrolled there.

The G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Center for America's Veterans dedicated the space Tuesday at the College Park campus.

The director of the Montgomery Center proposed the idea during the fall semester and head of campus, Dr. Terry Dale Cruse, quickly approved it.

The lounge has seating, work stations and a free printer, along with a microwave and coffee maker.

Brian Locke, director of The Montgomery center, says it's a small way to thank veterans.

"Many of them are trying to balance, you know, going to school full-time with families, working part-time," said Locke. "So it's just an opportunity really to say 'thank you, here's a space'. And we want to do everything we can to help you get your degree from Mississippi State."

There are about a hundred military-connected students each semester attending MSU Meridian.