A Southeast Kansas community college is honored for being “veteran friendly.”
Staff at Labette Community College say being named a veteran friendly institution came from a combination of policy changes at the school and services offered on campus. For example, they say changes to school policy make it easier for veterans and active duty military members to get an education with their obligations to the service. They say the support offered even extends to spouses and dependents of veterans. Administrators at the school say it’s a small way for them to say “thanks” to our nation’s heroes.
“We have students that are separating, and they’re wanting to be successful in their civilian pursuits, and the first step is normally an education, whether its a certificate, Associates degree or helping them transfer to get their Bachelor’s degree, and so, this is just one way that we can help our community,” says Sara Comer, Military Connected Student Services Coordinator, Labette Community College.
On April 6th, LCC will host a veteran’s appreciation day, with folks on hand to help veterans learn about services available to them. That day will also feature an honor walk, with the public invited to show their support to local veterans.