Phi Beta Upsilon Alumni Support PSU Veterans’ Common

October 5th, 2010 by Adam

Plymouth, N.H.-Alumni brothers of Phi Beta Upsilon visited Plymouth State University during the annual Homecoming and Family Celebration to support Stephen King ’86, who received the 2010 Alumni Achievement Award.

The brothers also presented the final payment for their sponsorship of the Veterans’ Common created on the campus because of their initiative. L-R: Terry McKenzie ’84, Tony Alright ’87, Sylvia Bryant, PSU excutive director of Advancement, George Pervanas ’84, Terry Fife ’85, King ’86, Scott Turner ’89, Dana Gaudette ’88 and Jeff Leclerc ’08.

When Vietnam-era veterans returned home from active duty, they often found the reception they received to be less than warm. Recognizing this, four veterans attending PSU formed Phi Beta Upsilon fraternity to create an encouraging and supportive environment for other veterans on campus.

The Veterans Common, located between Hyde Hall and High Street on the PSU campus, features a circular brick-lined walk with granite monuments inscribed with the seals of each military service branch.