Cpl. Thomas Palozola Veterans Center

Color photograph of veterans centerAddress: 200 Hazel Avenue
Opening: October 19, 2015
Dedication: October 20, 2017


The building at 200 Hazel Avenue has been used for a variety of purposes since it was acquired by the university in the early 1990s. For many years, it housed staff of the Community Music School which later opened its own building in 2007. In 2015, the Hazel building was designated for use by the Student Veterans Organization which had formed just a few years earlier.


In 2017, the Center was renamed for Tom Palozola, a 2015 graduate of Webster University. Palozola was a Marine Corps veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. He also received the Purple Heart for his service in Iraq. Palozola formerly served as president of the university's Student Veterans Organization and was instrumental in securing a grant from the Home Depot Foundation to furnish the Center. Palozola died in 2017.






Color photograph of Tom PalozolaCarcione, Daniel. (2015, April 29). Tom Palozola: the new voice of veterans at Webster.

Hammor, Randi. (2015, November 5-10). Vet center opens on campus. The Journal, vol. 69, no. 5, p. 2.

Kannenberg, Alexa. (2017, October 19-November 9). Webster to rename center for deceased vet. The Journal, vol. 71, no. 4, p. 1.