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Chattanooga State To Be Recognized As Veteran-Friendly VETS Campus

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Chattanooga State Community College

Chattanooga State Community College has been designated a VETS Campus by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) in recognition of the school’s support of veteran students. Chattanooga State is one of only twelve institutions in Tennessee to have the distinction of being named a VETS Campus. Currently, Chattanooga State provides services to over 250 students who have previously served or are currently serving in the armed forces. The VETS Campus designation is part of the Tennessee Veterans Education Transition Support (VETS) Act of 2014. Campuses that meet the requirements must prioritize outreach to veterans and create an environment in which veteran students have the resources to thrive. Specific requirements include annual surveys of veteran students, targeted orientation programs, and mentoring and support services developed specifically for students who are veterans. THEC administers the VETS Campus program and provides the designation to campuses that meet the requirements specified by the VETS Act. During the October 23rd event, Chattanooga State will receive a certificate from THEC recognizing the institution’s designation as a VETS Campus. Speakers at the event will include Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, sponsor of the VETS Act, Russ Deaton, interim executive director of THEC, and Dr. Flora Tydings, president of Chattanooga State. WHEN: Friday, October 23, 2015 Time: 1:00 pm EDT WHERE: Center for Business, Industry & Health (CBIH) Lobby