Southern Graduates the Largest Number of Veterans/Veteran Dependents in its History During Saturday’s Commencement Ceremony

During Saturday’s 46th Commencement Ceremony, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College graduated the largest number of veterans and/or veteran dependents – a spouse or child – in the school’s history. During the Spring 2018 semester, 49 veterans and/or their dependents were enrolled at Southern.

“They may not realize they are entitled to certain programs and benefits,” Ricky Ellis, Southern’s Veterans Coordinator, said. “For instance, you may be entitled to medical and vision coverage. If you have earned a Purple Heart, you can attend school – any school – for free. You may also be eligible for assistance programs, such as Transition and Care Management, which helps veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.”

Southern’s Logan Campus houses a Veterans’ Club that meets monthly. There is also a Military Student Success Center, formerly the Veterans’ Lounge, where veterans and/or their family members can relax, study, or have quiet time.

If you are a veteran or a veteran’s dependent, and you are interested in enrolling at Southern, please contact Ricky Ellis at ricky.ellis@southernwv.edu, or give him a call at 304-896-7433.