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VUB staff member elected to Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame

Krystol Stinson of Scottsville has been elected to the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame. She will be inducted into the Hall’s Class of 2016 on Sept. 17 in Frankfort.

Krystol Stinson (left) has been elected to the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame. Stinson, who served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years and rose to the rank of Petty Officer First Class before her retirement, serves as outreach coordinator for WKU's Veterans Upward Bound project.

Krystol Stinson (left) has been elected to the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame. Stinson, who served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years and rose to the rank of Petty Officer First Class before her retirement, serves as outreach coordinator for WKU’s Veterans Upward Bound project.

Stinson works for WKU’s Veterans Upward Bound project as the outreach coordinator. She graduated magna cum laude from WKU in 2013 with bachelor of arts degree in history and English.

Stinson served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years before retiring from that branch of the service. In the Navy, Stinson worked as an electronics technician and rose to the rank of Petty Officer First Class before her retirement.

Since joining the VUB staff in 2013, Stinson has been involved in many important initiatives including: the Southern Kentucky Veterans Council, Veterans Leadership Corps, Operation Stand Down Kentucky and the Western Kentucky Women Veterans Conference. “We are very proud of Krystol,” said VUB Counselor Rick Wright. “Nobody is more deserving of this honor. She is a true patriot and a great American who loves her country and her state very much.”

In 2014 the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame inducted its first class at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. That first class of 20 Kentucky veterans included four living Medal of Honor recipients.

The purpose of the KVHOF is to honor Kentucky military veterans for their outstanding accomplishments. Each year numerous Kentucky military veterans are inducted into the hall of fame and awarded the “Hall of Fame Medallion” recognizing their military service to our nation and to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

“It is very fitting that Krystol has been elected to the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame,” Wright said. “She has helped hundreds of veterans in southern Kentucky in many ways since she first joined the VUB staff. It’s nice to see her get some recognition for her service and her sacrifices.”

About Veterans Upward Bound at WKU: VUB is a free educational program for veterans that helps them get admitted to college so they can get the education they need to get a good job and have a good quality of life. It is the only VUB program in Kentucky. Since coming to WKU in 1992, VUB has helped more than 2,000 student veterans go to college. For information, visit www.wku.edu/vub or the VUB Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vubwku or call Rick Wright at (270) 745-5008.

Contact: Rick Wright, (270) 745-5008

 

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