Finger Lakes Community College Veteran Advocacy Council

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: N/A
Share Embed Donate

Short Description

Download Finger Lakes Community College Veteran Advocacy Council...


Finger Lakes Community College Veteran Advocacy Council

Board of Trustees Presentation October 2, 2013 Sarah Whiffen, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Corinne Canough, Director, Educational Planning & Career Services

Accomplishments • Memorandum of Understanding signed between Canandaigua VA & FLCC regarding the VITAL grant – Allows for consultation and collaboration between two entities to support veterans throughout the college experience.

• Offered a multi-faceted training to faculty & staff over the course of 2012-2013 – Over 20 veteran “advocates” were trained – Each campus center has at least one advocate on staff – Advocate “logo” designed for easy recognition

Programs & Services • Conducted a session with student veterans to determine how the VA could better support them • Surveyed current student veterans for needs to better guide our future efforts • Coordinated a student veteran resume-building workshop in collaboration with the Canandaigua VA and Finger Lakes Works/Ontario County Workforce Development

2013-2014 Happenings • New Student Orientation had a dedicated orientation leader (student) who worked with student veterans during the program and discussed programs and services on campus for support • Veteran-focused College Studies Strategies course will be run during the second mini-mester session of fall 2013 • Annual campus Veterans Day Celebration will occur on 11/11/13 • Continue to offer advocate training • Update and enhance the FLCC veteran website • Work with VITAL grant to continue service for students on our campus two-three times per week • Establish FLCC formally as “veteran friendly” status

Why “Veteran-Friendly”? • Sites are often promoted through the military to active members who will be discharged soon • Military friendly is a common baseline that allows students to understand what services colleges have that support the veteran • “Veteran Friendly” is defined in a way that addresses both the institution’s and student’s needs.

Veteran Advocacy Council Membership David Andrews, VITAL Grant support Corinne Canough, Educational Planning & Career Services Patricia Quinlan-Clark, Faculty member William Cunnane, student & president, veterans’ student club Jennie Erdle, Student Life Richard Gray, Financial Aid counselor & FLCC certifying official Andrea Parker, Project Success academic coach Joshua Pollock, student Heman Sweet, Faculty member & club advisor Sarah Whiffen, AVP of Student Affairs

View more...


Copyright � 2017 NANOPDF Inc.