CCV is offering free workshops on military education benefits and federal financial aid to military personnel, regardless of status and dependents.
It’s just past one o’clock on Tuesday afternoon at CCV Newport. Students are at work in the Learning Center, instructors are beginning the day’s lessons, and staff goes about handling the logistics of day-to-day life at the College. This would be a typical day at the center, save for what’s going on in the corner classroom that looks out over Lake Memphremagog.
CCV Resource Advisor for Veterans Chara Vincelette stood before a whiteboard, facing the class: “What are some of the challenges you’ve faced as a student?”
In 2011, two-time Purple Heart recipient Andrew Harris retired after serving 20 years in the Navy and with the Army National Guard as part of the 1st-101st Field Artillery unit.
On August 1 2012 The J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation announced over $450,000 in grants to support of programs that further the Foundation’s mission of improving access to college and career education for all Vermonters.
In February CCV piloted a new 1-credit seminar designed to help veterans transition from military to college life.
Courtney Beaulieu is a mechanic with the Vermont Army National Guard and returned to school in 2010 after a year in Afghanistan.
Chara Vincelette-Perocchi has joined CCV in a newly created position, Student Resources Advisor for Veterans. She will support the veterans’ advisors currently at each of the 12 academic centers, but a special focus of this part-time position is to help Vermont veterans navigate the complicated system of agencies and resources statewide.