To honor its students, faculty and staff who have served in the military, Erie Community College held a Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at the college’s City Campus.
At the ceremony, U.S. Army veterans Glenn Scott and Garnette Jones shared their experiences and how they overcame obstacles to achieve success at ECC. In addition, members of the college community signed thank you cards to send to troops currently deployed overseas.
ECC currently enrolls more than 600 student veterans and has been honored as one of the nation’s “Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities” by Military Advanced Education magazine for 2010.
To continue to enhance the service and support it provides to veterans, the college is doubling its veterans outreach efforts this semester, ECC President Jack Quinn said.
Joseph Brunet has been named as the new assistant coordinator of veterans services. Brunet, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, will be heading up a team that includes three part-time staff.
ECC has also created a Veterans Club at all three campuses for currently enrolled veterans, family members and friends of veterans to meet to share ideas, concerns and information about benefits.
Educational benefits available to qualified students at ECC include the Active Duty Educational Assistance Program; Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Program; Post 9/11 G.I. Bill; Survivors and Dependents Benefits; Selected Reserve Education Assistance Program; Activated Reserve Educational Assistance Program and Child of Veteran Award.
All veterans can call one number at ECC, (716) 851-1124 and be helped through every step of the college experience.
Erie Community College meets the needs of a diverse student body and contributes to regional economic vitality by providing excellent, flexible, affordable and accessible educational programs in a multi-campus environment committed to continuous improvement.