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MMCC to host Veteran Expo March 21

Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) and the Michigan Veteran Education Initiative will bring together community partners, college representatives, employers, benefits counselors and others for a “one-stop shop” Veteran Expo.

The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, March 21, at the college’s Mt. Pleasant campus. It is free and open to the public.

More than 600,000 veterans live in Michigan, representing the 11th largest veteran population in the U.S. An estimated 30,000 to 50,000 veterans will return to the state over the next couple years, hoping to take advantage of their benefits.

Many of these benefits help with transitioning from military to civilian life. But, understanding and establishing assistance can be challenging and confusing. The veteran expo will allow veterans face-to-face access to various service providers so that they can get specific answers about the benefits for which they qualify.

“From employment and education resources to health care and utility assistance, the expo has something for all veterans,” said Chris Stanton, Veteran Resource Representative for Mid Michigan Community College. “This event allows us to give a little back to those who have served our nation, and we’re excited about how many veteran service organizations will participate.”

The Michigan Veteran Education Initiative is an effort to support veterans transitioning to civilian life and to aid in their pursuit of a college education. This new program provides one-on-one support to help the thousands of veterans who enroll in Michigan’s educational institutions by providing outreach services, support and information.

For more information about veteran services at MMCC and the upcoming expo, contact Chris Stanton at cdstanton@midmich.edu or (989) 773-6622, Ext. 147.

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