For Immediate Release

Guilford Technical Community College to Host Combat to the Classroom, A Resource Fair for Veterans

  • Free event will be held Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to noon
  • Veterans will receive information on how to use their military benefits while in college

JAMESTOWN, N.C. (Sept. 25, 2017) — Guilford Technical Community College’s Veterans and Military Assistance program will hold an event, Combat to the Classroom on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will offer area veterans information on how to use their benefits while attending college.

The free event will be held in the Joseph S. Koury Auditorium on GTCC’s Jamestown campus. Registration is open to military veterans and their dependents.

“GTCC is dedicated to serving the unique needs of our military and veteran students,” said Flora Taylor, coordinator of GTCC’s Veterans and Military Assistance Program. “Combat to the Classroom will offer veterans in our area the unique opportunity to learn about some of the benefits and community resources available to them.”

GTCC’s fall and spring enrollment in 2016-2017 included a student veteran population of more than 500 who received benefits. The college is consistently recognized as a veteran friendly school.

For more information about the event, contact the GTCC Veteran’s Resource Center at (336) 334-4822 ext. 50401 or mljennings@gtcc.edu.

Event Information:

What:  Combat to the Classroom is a resource fair offering military veterans the opportunity to learn about college enrollment, network with other veterans about local job opportunities and hear from experts about navigating the college experience.

GTCC’s Veterans and Military Assistance program staff will provide comprehensive information on how veterans can use their benefits while attending college.

Heal Our Heroes, a local non-profit, will also be onsite to provide information for veterans needing housing while attending GTCC.

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017

Where:  Joseph S. Koury Auditorium, GTCC Jamestown Campus

601 E. Main St., Jamestown, N.C.

Guilford Technical Community College is the fourth largest of 58 institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. GTCC serves more than 35,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.

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