Photo by Sam O'Keefe

This Veteran’s Day, we’re sharing the stories and experiences of nearly 1,000 Mizzou students, staff and faculty who have proudly served our country.

Mizzou veterans are valued and given support through various programs, including access to a full-service Veterans Center and GI Bill Benefits. In fact, U.S. News & World Report listed the University of Missouri as one of the Best Colleges for Veterans to attend.

Below are a few of the stories our veterans would like to share with you.

Veterans find a home at Mizzou

The College of Arts and Science profiles five veterans — two Mizzou professors, one staff member and two students — who now call Mizzou home.

Christopher Williams, Tiffany Horton, April Langley, Stephen Quackenbush and Rebecca BrietzkeFrom left, Christopher Williams, undergraduate student in political science; Tiffany Horton, business support specialist II in religious studies and women's and gender studies; April Langley, chair of the Department of Black Studies and associate professor of English; Stephen Quackenbush, associate professor of political science; and Rebecca Brietzke, graduate student in religious studies

Floor general

Student veteran Eric Rodriguez challenges himself through the Mizzou Wheelchair Basketball team.

Eric RodriguezRodriguez maneuvers around Sidney Attiogbe (left) to defend Marshall Lindsay. Photo by Sam O’Keefe

Nursing School connected Army veteran to his job in the emergency room

After serving his country with the Army, Adam Brandes is back home serving his community as a nurse in the ER.

Adam BrandesBrandes says the skills he acquired on the front lines with the Army and in the simulation lab during nursing school allow him to help any patient who comes through the doors of the emergency room. Photo by Justin Kelley

Serving campus and country

MUPD officer Cain Anliker reflects on tour with Air Force National Guard.

Cain AnlikerCain Anliker, who is serving a six-month tour of duty with the Air Force National Guard in the Horn of Africa, is the first officer with the University of Missouri Police Department in recent years to be deployed overseas while working at department.