Vermont National Guard Veteran
Hometown: Swanton, Vermont
“When I deployed to Afghanistan for a year I had to put my education on hold. CCV has been wonderful, because they made it easy for me to transition between different lifestyles. While I was deployed many things changed at home, but the one thing that was the same was CCV. A few months after I returned I was right back in the classroom and this helped me transition back into everyday life.”
Courtney Beaulieu is a mechanic with the Vermont Army National Guard and returned to school in 2010 after a year in Afghanistan. She would like to teach biology to middle school students and graduated from CCV in 2011 with an Associate in Liberal Arts. Courtney is pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Johnson State College.
Courtney, who graduated in June, was one of 430 veterans enrolled at CCV this year. CCV has expanded support services for veterans to help them get off to a good start in their classes, and to support them in navigating the complex system of agencies and resources that are available to them.