Donald P. Loren, assistant secretary, operations, security and preparedness, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, received a framed Arkansas Traveler certificate after touring the Beck PRIDE Center for America's Wounded Veterans on the campus of Arkansas State University Tuesday.

The Arkansas Traveler is an honorary title bestowed on notable individuals who, through their actions, serve as a goodwill ambassador for the state of Arkansas.

Loren was accompanied on the tour by Shane Broadway, vice president for university relations at the ASU System Office, A-State Chancellor Kelly Damphousse and former Arkansas senator Tim Hutchinson.

The Beck PRIDE Center provides combat wounded veterans with first class educational programs and services at Arkansas State University. PRIDE stands for "personal rehabilitation, individual development and education." These include, but are not limited to resources to access to the higher education experience, resources for counseling, personal rehabilitation, advocacy, and financial assistance and supporting these individuals to achieve their post military service goals.