Monroe County Group Faculty officers lower the ceremonial ribbon Monday on a brand new Veterans Middle.
The middle is positioned in Room 141 within the not too long ago renovated Founders Corridor. It’s proper off the Vajcner Educational Commons.
“The brand new heart is a spot the place veterans can come to review, loosen up and discover fellowship with different veterans,” Gerald McCarty, director of pupil success at MCCC, stated.
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McCarty labored with Al Bond, commander of the Monroe Veterans of Overseas Wars, on the middle. La-Z-Boy Inc. donated the furnishings.
Members from the Monroe VFW might be on campus weekly to fulfill with veterans, reply questions, supply assist, refer them to assets, help with acquiring army paperwork and data. A schedule might be launched quickly.
“Monroe County Group Faculty is devoted to supporting our army veterans, and we welcome all of our veterans to make the most of this inviting new house and entry the companies of our companions on the Monroe VFW,” Dr. Kojo A. Quartey,” MCCC president stated. “We additionally encourage all veterans eligible for academic advantages beneath relevant public legal guidelines to fulfill with our registrar’s workplace for info, steerage and counseling to assist them put these advantages to make use of.”
MCCC additionally hosted a Veterans Day celebration Thursday. A number of different digital, veterans-focused occasions are also scheduled for November as a part of the school’s Cultural Range initiative, together with a Veterans Panel Dialogue at 2 right this moment and “Veterans, Miliary and Their Households,” set for 10:30 a.m. Nov. 16. For extra info, go to www.monreccc.edu/occasions./
MCCC has been designated a Silver-Degree Michigan Veteran-Pleasant faculty by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Company for 2022-23.
The Michigan Veteran-Pleasant Faculties Program acknowledges educational establishments dedicated to supporting the wants of veterans and military-connected college students.
This designation was primarily based on the next standards met by MCCC: Identification of army/veteran standing, software price waiver, on-campus veteran’s coordinator, veteran-specific web site, veteran’s lounge, commencement fee monitoring, educational efficiency monitoring, peer assist/mentoring program, veteran-specific scholarships/grants, veteran commencement recognition and analysis of army service for tutorial credit score
For extra details about veterans companies at MCCC, go to www.monroeccc.edu/veterans or contact Tracy Vogt, registrar, at (734) 384-4108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.