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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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2/26/2015

February 26, 2015

The Alvin Community College Board of Regents will have their monthly meeting on February 26, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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3/6/2015

March 6, 2015

The deadline to apply for spring commencement will be on March 6, 2015. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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3/7/2015 - 3/14/2015

March 7-14, 2015

The Alvin Community College Drama Department will perform its spring musical, The Fantasticks, from March 7-14 at the Theatre. The musical is about a couple who fall in love, grow apart and then attempt to re-connect with each other. It is the world’s longest running musical. Performances are at 8 p.m. on March 7, 12-14. There will be a 2:30 p.m performance on March 8. For more information call 281-756-3606 or visit
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3/9/2015

March 9, 2015

Registration for the second, 8-week mini semester will close on March 9, 2015. For more information call 281-756-3500 or visit www.alvincollege.edu/registration.
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3/12/2015

March 12, 2015

Learn how to have a safe and fun Spring Break during the Safe Spring Break Bash on March 12, 2015 outside the Student Center starting at 10:30 a.m. For more information call 281-756-3686.
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3/24/2015

March 24, 2015

The Alvin Community College Board of Regents will host their monthly meeting on March 24, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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4/3/2015 - 4/6/2015

April 3-6, 2015

ACC will have its spring holiday from April 3-6, 2015. All ACC offices will be closed. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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