NEC Opens Veterans Resource Center
New England College celebrated the opening of a new, on-campus Veterans Resource Center with a dedication ceremony honoring military service and affirming the College’s historic support of higher education for veterans, active military, and their families.
“New England College was founded in 1946 to serve WWII veterans seeking an education and a better life,” said New England College President Michele Perkins. “Today, students who have served in the military make up 15% of our total enrollment. We are proud to continue our tradition of service with the opening of the Veterans Resource Center, a place where veterans attending NEC may come to meet, study, relax, and obtain the resources and tools they need to succeed.”
According to Dr. Cindi Nadelman, Professor of Business Administration, Director of Veterans’ Affairs at the College, and a veteran herself, “New England College’s Veterans Resource Center is a welcoming, supportive environment designed especially for our veterans, whether they are living on campus or commuting. Our mission is to assist all service members attending New England College in achieving their goals. The Center is funded in part with a grant from the NH Commission on PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). We are extremely grateful to them for their support.”
Jo Moncher, Chair of the NH Commission on PTSD and TBI noted that, “Providing access points and gathering places for our veterans is critical to reaching out and providing needed services, from education to healthcare and employment. The college setting in particular is an effective way to reach post-911 veterans. Thanks to New England College for saying ‘yes’ to our military.”
New England College is designated a “Military-Friendly School” by GIJobs.com, and is an unlimited Yellow Ribbon School. The College offers flexible course schedules, online and on-campus programs, and a flexible transfer credit policy. For spouses of active duty military, New England College offers a tuition discount for undergraduate online courses.