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Monday, June 30, 2014

ACC Helps Veterans Get Benefits

ACC Helps Veterans Get Benefits

Alvin Community College hosted local veterans during the Veterans Education and Benefits Fair on June 24 to help show them the available resources to obtain their degree, find a job and purchase a home.

Government agencies and local organizations were at the Fair to provide vets with assistance including the Wounded Warriors Project, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Military Veteran Peer Network and many more.

Several ACC faculty and staff members also provided information about their programs to vets seeking a career including Paralegal, Court Reporting, Process Technology among others.

“Participants were able to receive plenty of information on veteran resources throughout the area,” said Toby Herzog, ACC veterans academic advisor.

ACC student Adam Jasso, of Pearland, said the Fair helpful in helping him learn about benefits are available.

“There’s a lot of good information,” he said. “Some of this stuff I didn’t even know about until I came here,” he said.

USDA Rural Development specialist Deborah Wright presented information on low interest home loans for houses located in rural areas. She said the participating organizations and agencies were given a chance to spread the word about their services in the Fair.

“We’re really trying to get the word out about what we do,” she said.

There were also information available at the Fair on job interview preparation, resume writing and other job placement skills.

Studies are showing that a majority of veterans in the United States are faring well in college by completing their education. More than 50 percent of veterans who have signed up to use their educational benefits have graduated with a degree or workforce certification, a completion rate which is comparable to other students, according to the Student Veterans of America organization.

For more information about veterans services at ACC, call 281-756-3500 or e-mail therzog@alvincollege.edu or veterans@alvincollege.edu.

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4/11/2016 8:30 AM - 4/29/2016 12:00 AM

April 11-29, 2016

ACC will host its spring Student Art Show from April 11 to 29 at the Fine Arts Gallery. Student works in painting, ceramic, drawing and more will be on display. For more information call 281-756-3605.
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4/16/2016 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

April 16, 2016

Runners will take to the pavement for the 4th Annual Dolphin Dash 5K Fun Run on April 16. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run will start at 9 a.m. at the ACC campus. For more information or to register, call 281-756-3688 or visit the ACC Marketplace.
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4/18/2016 12:00 AM - 8/8/2016 12:00 AM

April 18-August 8, 2016

Registration for the 2016 Fall semester will start April 18 and end on August 8. Classes will begin on August 22. For more information call 281-756-3500 or visit www.alvincollege.edu/registration.
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4/18/2016 2:00 PM - 4/21/2016 6:00 PM

April 18-21, 2016

Students can learn about how to find a job, prepare for an interview, update their resumes and more during Career Week at the Student Center from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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4/25/2016 12:00 AM - 5/3/2016 12:00 AM

April 25-May 3, 2016

Early Voting for the Saturday, May 7 bond election and regent election will be from April 25 to May 3 at several voting locations. Election Day is Saturday, May 7. For more information about the bond issue, visit www.alvincollege.edu/bond2016 or e-mail accbond2016@alvincollege.edu. For details and ballot locations, visit www.brazoriacountyvotes.com.
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4/28/2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

April 28, 2016

The Board of Regents will have their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on April 28 at the Nolan Ryan Center. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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May 7, 2016

Saturday, May 7 is election day for the ACC bond issue and for three positions on the Board of Regents. Early voting is April 25-May 3. Visit www.alvincollege.edu/bond2016 or call 281-756-3600 for more information. Visit www.brazoriacountyvotes.com to find out voting times and locations.
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