CSCC To Host Veterans’ Designated Campus Event

Friday, September 15, 2017

Cleveland State Community College will be hosting a celebration to honor the college being recognized as a Veterans’ Designated Campus and as a Veterans’ Reconnect Grant Recipient. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Fountain Courtyard outside the George L. Mathis Student Center on the CSCC campus. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside the Student Center.

“We pride ourselves as a college committed to supporting students who are veterans,” said Dr. Bill Seymour, CSCC president. “Now, with Tennessee Reconnect and the Veterans’ Reconnect Grant, Cleveland State will be prepared to help even more veterans reach their educational goals in the best ways possible.”

Cleveland State was one of only three community colleges in the state selected to receive the Veterans’ Reconnect Grant. This grant, valued at $80,000, will serve veterans and service members and help them earn post-secondary degrees as a part of Governor Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative.

"The 2017 grant program is specifically focused on improving the assessment of prior learning for student veterans returning to college, helping them more easily convert previous military experience into college credit and improving the transition between military service and postsecondary education," officials said.

Natalia Williams, coordinator of Adult Student Services, said, “Cleveland State welcomes all adult students to our campus. We want to let them know about the many resources that are available to them here at CSCC. The decision to return to school is never easy, especially if you've been out of the classroom for a while. It takes time and money, and if you're working full time or raising a family, you'll have a lot to juggle. With TN Reconnect (beginning fall 2018) and Veterans’ Reconnect, I hope more adults take full advantage of utilizing these two great opportunities.”

For more information or to RSVP for the Veterans’ Reconnect Event, contact Casi Hodges at 423-478-6200.

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