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Veteran Services

Mission Statement

The Jefferson Community College (JCC), Veteran Services office will provide a safe and professional environment for our JCC Student Veterans to achieve their educational and personal goals. We will always put the Veteran first and in every way possible guide, mentor, and coach our Student Veterans in navigating the academic process. The JCC Veteran Services office is the primary advocate for Student Veterans across all campus activities and organizations. As an organization we will serve as the conduit for the care and needs of our Student Veterans with both internal and external organizations to ensure our Student Veterans get the information and care they have earned and deserve. The JCC Veteran Services office is above all committed to ensuring our Student Veterans make a successful transition from military service, to the academic environment, and beyond.

 

The Goals of JCC Veteran Services

  • Improve the quality and accessibility of educational opportunities at JCC for Veterans
  • Increase military student access with educational, career and support services
  • Improve retention and completion rates among Veterans
  • Improve transfer rate to 4 year institutions among veterans
  • Build a transition support network through mentoring and advising for Veterans incorporating outside agencies to facilitate emotional and financial support
  • Enhance community awareness and outreach to broaden opportunities for local area Veterans retooling for an emerging jobs market
  • Raise readiness for military students as they transition from a service member to student
  • Improve the internal awareness of military students on campus and understanding the issue that military students encounter including transitional milestones and adult learning challenges
  • Provide multiple financial options for funding college from GI benefits, to scholarship opportunities
  • Develop relationships with local area industries to support Veteran hiring initiatives within the community

 

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