Saw this article over the weekend and thought it was worth the share.
An enlightening article, submitted to a veterans' website by a non-veteran. This touches on the divide between military and civilian, very relevant to the conversation we will have during next week's panel presentation as part of 2017 Veterans Week. The panel, consisting of veterans who are SCC students, faculty and staff, will take place in SSB Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 11:30 a.m.
Curious to see what everyone's thoughts are on this. Do you think the VA motto needs an update to recognize the current-day makeup of our military and veterans? IAVA does.
We invite you to celebrate with us during St. Charles Community College’s 2017 Veterans Week, the week preceding Veterans Day.
SCC’s Veterans Celebration on Monday, November 6, will feature an oath of enlistment, choir music and spoken word. Elizabeth “Betty” Gonzales, the first female Commander of American Legion Department of Missouri, will be our keynote speaker. Ms. Gonzales served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1968-1970, and is a past Commandant of Marine Corps League De...tachment 725. Betty served as Commander of American Legion St. Louis Service Women’s Post 404, one of only five all women posts in Missouri. She was the first woman to serve as Commander for the 11th/12th District of St. Louis.
Additional events are scheduled at SCC Tuesday, November 7 through Thursday, November 9, and will feature a panel of SCC student veterans, faculty, and staff; an evening film showing of “Restrepo;” and conclude with a roundtable discussion and ceremonial march. The SCC Student Veterans Organization (SVO) will also kickoff a fundraiser for families of deployed service members, which is taking place throughout the month of November.
For more information on all Veterans Week activities, please visit www.stchas.edu/veteransweek.
We look forward to seeing you during Veterans Week!
SCC Veterans Services Coordinator
Student Veterans Organization (SVO) President
We are partnering with Google to announce the Grow with Google Tour, an initiative to advance economic opportunity with skills training to towns and cities acro...ss America!
The two-day event will feature over 20 workshops, more than 100 one-on-one coaching sessions, and interactive demonstrations. Google staff members will be on site to offer digital skills training and engage with attendees on the most current digital trends. Topics will include job search strategies, presentation skills, search engine optimization, coding basics and more.
Mike and the RTF team head out to Rome, Maine to reward US Army Veteran Travis Mills, who has founded a retreat for wounded combat veterans and their families.
Good vid about helping ptsd vets
Mike Rowe visits a garage in Indiana to surprise Jason, a former Army engineer who runs a therapeutic bike building program for veterans.
BREAKING GI BILL NEWS!
The President has signed into law the “Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act,” known as the “Forever GI Bill,” which will ...bring significant changes to Veterans education benefits!
This new law will allow more of you to use the GI Bill and more time to use it. Some of the changes will go into effect immediately when signed, and some are written to go into effect shortly after.
Here’s a quick overview of what goes into effect immediately:
• The 15-year time limitation for using Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits is eliminated for Veterans who left active duty on or after January 1, 2013, and qualifying dependents (Fry children who became eligible on or after January 1, 2013 and all Fry spouses).
• Reservists who had eligibility under the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) and lost it due to the program sunset provision will have that service credited toward the Post-9/11 GI Bill program.
• Certain work-study is permanently authorized; previously it had to be re-approved by Congress every few years.
• The VetSuccess on Campus program will be available to students across the country
• VA will help Veterans to more clearly identify schools that offer them priority enrollment
Again, this is just a preview of things to come; we’ll be posting more details on how all of this will work as we get them. If you’d like more information about the new law, check out our website at benefits.va.gov/gibill/forevergibill.asp or read the #ForeverGIBill on Congress.gov.
Be sure to stay with us here for updates!
Attention Fall 2017 Students:
Due to computer server issues on Monday, Aug. 14, the college has EXTENDED the last day to pay to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15.
Paymen...t for Fall 2017 classes is NOW due by 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15. You may pay in person or visit www.stchas.edu/connect to pay online. You must pay by this date/time to avoid being dropped from your classes.
If you have received a financial aid award letter or an A+ Program Scholarship award letter, you should be enrolled in Nelnet Deferred (www.stchas.edu/nelnet) by 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, to prevent being dropped from your classes.
In-person registration re-opens at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16; online registration re-opens at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 16.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Best wishes for a successful fall semester, Cougars! 😸
This article highlights some for the new changes to the GIBill.
"Seventy-three years after the GI Bill was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt — providing members of the military, veterans, and their dependents with educational assistance — Congress has decided it’s time for an upgrade." #ForeverGIBill