Delaware Technical Community College announced Tuesday that it plans to build a Veterans Resource Center at its Wilmington campus to serve as a hub for students with military ties.
The center will be funded with an $18,000 grant form Navient, a financial services company in Wilmington known for student loans.
“We are very grateful to all of our donors and, thankfully, we now have Veterans Resource Centers at all four of our campuses,” said Delaware Tech President Mark Brainard. “We appreciate the continued generosity of our donors and their support of our student veterans.”
Veterans are valuable members of the college’s community and are greatly appreciated for their service to the U.S., he said. The center will allow them to socialize as well as work there.
The center adds to DelTech’s commitment to supporting military families and veterans.
Other military services at the college include:
- A director of military and veteran affairs who coordinates college initiatives statewide
- Academic counselors dedicated to providing assistance through the application and enrollment process
- Help with Veterans Affairs and tuition assistance benefits
- Priority of services including course registration and placement in competitive programs
- Veterans Inspiring Progress program that connects student veterans with resources to help them succeed and offers support and camaraderie
- Large Veterans Day events at each campus location
- Partnerships with military and veteran organizations throughout the state
Both Navient and Delaware Tech are committed to providing service members and veterans with the resources they need to achieve their academic goals, said Mike Maier, a U.S. Navy veteran and chief information officer at Navient.
“We thank Delaware Tech for the opportunity to support this dedicated space for student veterans,” he said.
The Veterans Resource Center is the second of its kind that was funded by Navient, who in 2016 provided funding that helped establish a Veterans Resource Center at Del.Tech’s Dover campus.
Raised in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Jarek earned a B.A. in journalism and a B.A. in political science from Temple University in 2021. After running CNN’s Michael Smerconish’s YouTube channel, Jarek became a reporter for the Bucks County Herald before joining Delaware LIVE News.
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