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TSTC to Host College Heroes Day

(WACO) – Texas State Technical College’s Veterans Service Office is reaching out to active duty military personnel, veterans and dependents to prepare them for their academic future.

The office will host the TSTC College for Heroes Day from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 21 and Thursday, July 14 at the John B. Connally Technology Center Auditorium on Campus Drive. The event includes a benefits briefing, campus tours and information tables from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and TSTC’s housing, disability services, financial aid,l housing and academic programs.

“Our veterans have done so much for us, they’ve sacrificed a lot and TSTC appreciates their service,” said TSTC Vice President of College Readiness Javier Deleon. “That’s why we’ve created this day solely for veterans and their families. It’s our turn to do our part and take care of them.”

Veterans Counselor Rachel Mims said this is the first time the office has done an event like this. She said military personnel from the Waco-Temple-Killeen areas have been invited to attend.

“Veterans do often come in with a lot of skills,” Mims said. “Companies want you to have that piece of paper that says you completed the degree and training. Finishing that academic program is important even if they do have a good skills set.”

Vans will be available for people who need assistance on the tours.

TSTC has 835 veterans and their dependents using GI Bill or Hazlewood benefits at 10 campuses. More than 400 of these students attend classes in Waco.

The event is free. To RSVP or for more information contact the Veterans Services Office at 254-867-4817 or waco.veteransaffairs@tstc.edu. The Veterans Service Office is located at the Fentress Center on Boiling Drive.

Written by Daniel Perry on April 18, 2016
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