RICHLAND, Wash. — Ways to support students who are veterans is the focus of a Veterans Cultural Competency lecture Tuesday, March 1, at Washington State University Tri-Cities.
 
The 2:30 p.m. seminar is led by Peter Schmidt, Psy.D., senior associate dean for student success and retention at Edmonds Community College and a contractor for the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs. He provides outreach and consultation to higher education institutions and their counseling centers.
 
The March 1 seminar is designed for higher education faculty and staff who find that more of their students have a military background and might have unique needs as they adjust to civilian life and an academic setting. At WSU Tri-Cities 10 percent of the students are veterans.
 
The lecture and panel discussion are held in the West Building, Room 243, at 2710 Crimson Way, Richland. It will last about two hours. Admission is free. Students also are welcome to attend.
 
WSU Tri-Cities is located along the Columbia River in Richland, Wash. Established in 1989 with upper division and graduate programs, WSU Tri-Cities offers 17 baccalaureate, 14 master’s and seven doctoral degrees. Learn more about the most diverse campus in the WSU system at www.tricity.wsu.edu.