U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow visited Grand Rapids Community College on Monday to discuss veteran programs and services in the community and their effectiveness with veteran leaders and community organizations.
The Collegiate staff learned about this event after-the-fact and did not attend, but President Bill Pink said he contributed to the roundtable discussion and spoke about the veteran students who attend GRCC. In the 2017-18 academic year, over 300 veterans attended GRCC as students and benefited from the programs offered in the community as well as those at GRCC.
“We’re focused on being relevant and responsive to all of our community,” Pink stated in a news release posted on Stabenow’s website. “Our veterans are a vitally important part of West Michigan and we want to make sure they have every opportunity to build on the skills they gained in the service.”
Senator Stabenow spoke to the group about accommodating veteran students and helping resolve some of the issues facing veterans in our community.
“We’ve made some important progress in addressing problems with our VA (Veterans Affairs) health system and providing job, housing and educational opportunities for our veterans, but there are still so many more challenges and issues to address,” Stabenow stated in the news release posted on her site. “Today’s discussion was great and will help me continue to get things done for our Michigan veterans.”
For more information about the benefits GRCC offers to veteran students, visit the Military and Veterans page on the GRCC website.