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If you’re a veteran, MxCC is a great place to build upon your education and training! In fact, there are over 200 veterans attending MxCC!
MxCC has been recognized as a Military Friendly School, which honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
We have many support services for military members and veterans, detailed below.
We are here to help you make the transition to college. We have an onsite veteran representative to assist you with the application process and paying for college. Click here for more information.
Veterans and students eligible for Veterans Administration (VA) education benefits must complete the college’s application procedures for degree or certificate students. In addition, such students must contact the College VA representative, Susan Salowitz, 860.343.5720. Reservists eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 1606) must contact the College VA Representative and supply the Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) form in order to file for benefits. CT tuition waiver may apply to some veterans.
All students who will use VA benefits must be enrolled at Middlesex as degree or certificate-seeking students. New students must have military and civilian education evaluated by the college. Since Veterans Administration benefits cover only courses, which do not replicate previously gained credit, students receiving VA benefits are advised to submit their separation (DD214) and/or educational transcripts for an evaluation of Military Learning and/or transfer credits.
Continued eligibility for benefits is contingent upon the student complying with college regulations and conformance with program of study requirements. Only courses required for degree or certificate completion are covered by VA benefit programs. Additional courses selected by the student become the financial responsibility of the student.
On Campus Resources:
- Veterans’ O.A.S.I.S.: (Operation Academic Support for Incoming Service Members) a place to meet, socialize, study, learn about services available – located in the Jean Burr Smith Library
- Veterans Club
- Career Development & Counseling Center: employment, academic and transfer advising, referral services, workshops
- Financial Aid; VA Work-Study
- Business Office: CT Tuition Waiver
- Learning Center: Academic Support Services
The Veteran’s OASIS Center (Operation Academic Support for Incoming Service Members) is an available space at MxCC that is open to help veterans and military service men and women with their academic studies, as well as create a friendly environment where veterans can interact amongst themselves and integrate into school and society.
The OASIS Center features computers, a room for studying, and an open lounge area where veterans can network and socialize, as well as study.
The OASIS Center is located in Chapman Hall, room 715. It is open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The center is open to all veterans from Middlesex County. For additional information please contact, Peter Galgano, veterans outreach coordinator, at (860)343-5797 or [email protected].
The MxCC Veterans’ Club is a club for veterans by veterans that support each other. Veterans can socialize, network, study, and share their experiences. The Veterans’ Club gives back to the community with events such as hot dog fundraisers and making care packages for troops. For more information, contact Peter Galgano, veterans outreach coordinator, at (860) 343-5797 or [email protected].
- CT Vets.Org: Veteran Employment Services Unit: Assisting student veterans in Personalized Employment Counseling, Skills Assessment, career coaching, education and training opportunities, resume preparation and assistance, employment workshops http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/veterans/default.htm
- CT Department of Veterans’ Affairs: Veterans’ Info Line – 866.9CT.VETS (866.928.8387) or visit www.ct.gov/ctva
- CT Military Support Program: Provides free, confidential locally available counseling services to National Guard and Reserve personnel and their family members www.ct.gov/msp
- Wesleyan University: Veterans Endowed Scholarship Fund: www.wesleyan.edu/admission
- The U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs
- State of Connecticut Veterans
- Connecticut Department of Higher Education Veteran’ Program Approval
- GI Education Forms
- U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs: Check your Mental Health page(includes Trauma Symptom Checklist, Screening Assessments, Where to Get Help
- Afterdeployment.org: Includes assessments, video stories, workshops, resources
- Veterans Crisis Line: includes Self-check quizzes, confidential chat info
- Military OneSource: vast resources and articles related to separation and transition, career exploration, policies, legislation social media tools, support, numerous links
- CT Department of Higher Education Veteran Program Approval
- GI Education Forms
- http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Military-Guide-Online.aspx: Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services
- Need to translate your Military Experience to Civilian Experience? This link will help you: www.careeronestop.org/militarytransition
- OEF/OIC/OND Returning Service Members http://www.oefoif.va.gov/
Veteran Certifying Official: Susan Salowitz- 860-343-5720
Veteran Outreach Coordinator: Peter Galgano- 860-343-5797, Cell- 860-604-7258
Financial Aid: 860-343-5741
VA Call Center: Toll Free 1-888-442-4551
- Middlesex Community College students collect items to send to troops – The Middletown Press
- MxCC Veterans Club Sponsor Tree- The Courant
- OASIS Center Opens – Berlin, CT Patch
Health & Life Sciences Career Initiative – New and revised programs in the Health and Life Sciences provide students with an opportunity to prepare for a rewarding career with a future. Contact our Veterans Services Associate, Frank Napolitano at 860-343-5788 or [email protected], or check out the program at http://mxcc.edu/divisions/science/health-life-sciences/
The Center for New Media at MxCC offers innovative associate degrees in broadcast-cinema, multimedia, and communication, as well as job-based certificate programs in areas such as interactive entertainment, gaming, 3D animation, new media production, news and sports production, corporate media and web design. Contact Lisa Simmons, recruitment and placement coordinator, at 860-343-5828 or [email protected]. Learn more about Center for New Media at mxcc.edu/cnm.