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Mohave Community College creates help centers for military vets

November 12, 2018

It is estimated that 73 percent of separating or retiring service members plan to use the education benefits the GI Bill affords.

Mohave Community College is preparing for the influx of veterans transitioning into civilian life and pursuing higher education by creating campus educational centers to serve them. A center is already up and running at the Kingman campus. Both Lake Havasu City’s campus and MCC in Bullhead City are expected to have centers in the near future.

Jimi Hammond is MCC’s veterans services coordinator. She was unavailable Friday afternoon to provide details for the Havasu site. However, MCC’s efforts appear to be warranted. MCC is serving approximately 200 veterans in Mohave County. Seventy of those are in Havasu, according to MCC spokesman James Jarman.

Havasu’s MCC center is expected to offer computers, study and reading areas and resource boards that include local information for veterans. It will be situated in the campus library for use by MCC students who are veterans, or family members of veterans.

The news release noted that MCC’s Kingman center is funded by a $5,000 grant from the nonprofit group Support Education & Employment for Vets, known as S.E.E.4VETS. Based in Scottsdale, it collaborates with community colleges in shaping and implementing programs to help veterans earn higher education degrees and certificates.

For details about services available for veterans, call 866-664-2832 or visit the military and veterans services section of the MCC’s website www.mohave.edu.

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