DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Northern Illinois University in DeKalb has received an award for providing resources to student veterans.

Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Director Dan Grant presented NIU President John Peters with the award Friday.

A 2009 state law requires public colleges and universities to publish and distribute a guide of services available to veterans at their institutions. It requires schools with 1,000 or more full-time students to appoint a coordinator to act as a liaison between administrators and student veterans.

About 60 schools with enrollment of 1,000 or more participate in the program.

The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Veterans Education, which NIU received, recognizes exemplary implementation of the law.

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