A dedicated parking space in the university parking ramp has been reserved with a Wounded Warriors Family Support’s combat wounded sign. The reserved parking space is near the ground floor entrance of the parking ramp.
The sign and parking space are an effort by Tom Torgerud, university parking operations coordinator, to show appreciation for and by recognize the service of U.S. veterans wounded in combat. With the support of his supervisor, Torgerud reached out to the Wounded Warriors Family Support, which sent the Purple Heart sign. The group, Wounded Warrior Family Support, is out of Nebraska and the signs are free. Requests for signs have been nationwide.
Metropolitan State University boasts the largest percentage of veteran student enrollment than any other Minnesota university.