WILMINGTON, Del., June 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Delaware Tech is announcing the grand opening of its new Veterans Resource Center in Wilmington, supported by a grant from the Navient Community Fund. Located at the Orlando J. George, Jr., campus, the center provides a lounge area for students with military ties to study and connect. It also serves as a meeting space for Veterans Inspiring Progress (VIP), a student organization that offers support and networking for the campus veteran community.
“We are grateful for the financial assistance provided by the Navient Community Fund to help us support student veterans at Delaware Tech,” said Delaware Tech President Dr. Mark T. Brainard. “Our military veterans are valuable members of our college community. We greatly appreciate their service to our country, and we are committed to their academic and career success.”
“Both Navient and Delaware Tech are committed to providing service members and veterans with the resources they need to achieve their academic goals,” added 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. The Navient Community Fund is proud to support student veterans with a place to study, build lifelong connections, and succeed.”
Resources and services offered to veterans at Delaware Tech 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
- Significant Veterans Day events at each campus location
- Partnerships with military and veteran organizations throughout the state
This is the second Veterans Resource Center supported by Navient philanthropy. In 2016, the fund helped establish a Veterans Resource Center at Delaware Tech’s Charles L. Terry Campus in Dover.
Headquartered in Delaware, Navient supports U.S. military members and veterans through ongoing hiring efforts, an employee-led Veterans Resource Group, and mentoring and development opportunities. A military benefits team is specially trained to assist military customers.
Navient is a member of the Veteran Jobs Mission, a coalition of companies committed to hiring U.S. military veterans and military spouses. For the eighth consecutive year, Navient has been recognized as a Military Friendly® Employer from the publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine.
Navient (Nasdaq: NAVI) provides technology-enabled education finance and business processing solutions that simplify complex programs and help millions of people achieve success. Our customer-focused, data-driven services deliver exceptional results for clients in education, health care and government. Learn more at navient.com.
About Delaware Technical Community College
Delaware Technical Community College, celebrating 50 years as the First State’s only community college, offers more than 100 associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Delaware Tech serves as a leader in the state’s workforce development. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has four campuses located in Georgetown, Dover, Stanton and Wilmington. For more information or to make a contribution to Delaware Tech, visit dtcc.edu/giving.
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