U.S. Rep. Fred Upton announced today that Kellogg Community College, along with Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Kalamazoo, will host a VetSuccess on Campus program. According to an article posted on WMU’s website highlighting Upton’s announcement, which was given on WMU’s campus this morning:
“The VetSuccess on Campus program, which was launched in mid-2009 as a pilot project, supplies campus sites with an experienced, full-time VA vocational counselor and a part-time outreach professional to assist eligible veterans and their families as they access transition-support services, educational benefits, vocational rehabilitation and employment services, disability compensation, life insurance, home loan guarantees, and job placement and health care benefits. Working with existing personnel who already focus on veteran services on the three campuses, the VetSuccess personnel will focus on enhancing service to veterans as they transition from combat to college life, something all three schools have already established as a priority.”
The WMU article also quotes Kellogg Community College President Dennis Bona commenting on the program:
“One of the goals of this program is to make it simple,” Bona says in the article. “The concept of ‘one stop’ for veterans will hopefully minimize the red tape and confusion for veterans and get them the services they seek without the normal hassle of government programs.”
Click here to read the full article on WMU’s website.