KCC veterans counselor Brent Haddow receives Community Service Award

Brent Haddow, a VetSuccess on Campus veterans counselor, accepts an award.

Brent Haddow, a VetSuccess on Campus veterans counselor at Kellogg Community College, has been awarded the 2014 Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee’s Community Service Award.

Haddow, an Air Force veteran also employed at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Detroit Regional Benefit Office, was presented with the award at the 58th Annual Armed Forces Day Luncheon held on May 16 at the Naval Operational Support Center at Fort Custer in Battle Creek.

John Di Pierro, director of Institutional Facilities and Public Safety at KCC and secretary of the Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee, said the College is fortunate to have Haddow serving veterans on campus.

“Brent is recognized for his endless patience, depth of knowledge, and his ability to talk to veterans as a veteran,” Di Pierro said. “He sets the example amongst his peers and demonstrates the professionalism that our veterans expect and deserve.”

In addition to his work at KCC and in Detroit, Haddow also serves the VetSuccess programs at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Western Michigan University. The VetSuccess program – hosted jointly in Southwest Michigan by KCC, KVCC and WMU since 2012 – is designed to assist veterans as they transition from the military to civilian life.

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