CCC - A "Best for Vets" College


Currently, Central Community College is ranked number two out of 650 community colleges in the nation as a "Best for Vets" college, according to Military Times Magazine.

CCC operates Veteran and Military Resource Centers on its three campuses in order to support veterans and active duty, reservist and National Guard members while they make the transition from the military to student life.

The centers provide access to student services such as campus tours, orientation sessions, tutoring, mentoring and workshops as well as information about other veteran organizations, groups and activities.

Additionally, the public has been invited to attend any of the school's Veterans Day celebrations. Details follow:

Grand Island Campus

The Nov. 11 celebration will begin with morning colors at 8 a.m. in front of the flag post.

At 10 a.m., an official ceremony will feature Douglas Brown, a retired Navy master chief, and Ricky Holloway, a Vietnam veteran, speaking on "What Veterans Day Means to Me." It will be followed at 10:30 a.m. by a panel of student veterans who will answer questions about military service.

The day's celebrations will conclude with an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors will be able to view a Veteran's Day video produced by CCC student veterans and walk through the CCC-Grand Island Wall of Honor display. Cake and refreshments will be served.

Hastings Campus

The Nov. 12 celebration will begin at 10 a.m. at the Clay Hall flag post. The ceremony will include a rededication of the CCC Student Fallen Heroes Monument. The Student Veterans Association on campus raised over $6,000 to purchase granite and restore the monument to the grace that it deserves.

From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., visitors are welcome to stop by the Campus Center to watch a video; see a display of military gear, vehicles and medals; sign a banner; and enjoy some refreshments.

Columbus Campus

The Nov. 13 celebration will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Room 205 of the West Education Building. The speaker will be Columbus Police Captain Charles Sherer, who is also a U.S. Army Reserve veteran.

At 3 p.m., the movie, "Red Tails," will be shown. It tells the story of a crew of African-American pilots in the Tuskegee training program who have been mostly grounded during World War II, but are finally called into service under Col. A.J. Bullard.

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