LYNDONVILLE, Vt. — Vermont’s Lyndon State College is going to be dedicating a student veterans’ center in honor of a 1971 graduate who served in Vietnam.

In a March 14 ceremony the center will be renamed in honor of 1971 Lyndon graduate Gary W. Moore.

The dedication reflects Moore’s service to the Vermont State Colleges and his ongoing support for student veterans.

Moore was the recipient of Lyndon’s 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award and last year he received the Presidential Medal of Distinction.

Moore was first appointed to the board of trustees of the Vermont State Colleges in 1991. He was elected chair in 2006. His final term as chair ended last month.

Moore works as a consultant specializing in emergency planning. He is also an outdoor columnist.