Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) Veterans Initiative officially introduced its new Veterans Service Center on the Metropolitan Campus with a grand opening Friday, Oct. 4. Tri-C staff, faculty and students joined a number of dignitaries and government leaders for the ceremony.
Located on the fifth floor of the Student Services building, the center includes classrooms for Veterans Upward Bound courses; a computer lab for student veterans; a conference room for Tri-C VUB groups such as the Veterans Today Club and veterans support groups; and a study area and computer testing station. Academic enrichment programs in math, English, science and computer skills are available, along with tutoring services for veterans attending Tri-C.
“The opening of this center now provides the 300-plus student veterans currently attending Tri-C’s Metro Campus a true ‘one-stop’ shop,” said Rick DeChant, executive director of Veterans Services and Programs. “In addition, the location of the Veterans Center in the Student Services building now puts all offices and departments used by student veterans under one roof and in one building, including Counseling, Financial Aid, the Tutoring Center and the Campus Enrollment Center.”
The center also will house a benefits enrollment certifier, a Tri-C veteran student adviser and representatives from the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs Cleveland Regional Office. It is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.