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Monday, June 30, 2014

ACC Helps Veterans Get Benefits

ACC Helps Veterans Get Benefits

Alvin Community College hosted local veterans during the Veterans Education and Benefits Fair on June 24 to help show them the available resources to obtain their degree, find a job and purchase a home.

Government agencies and local organizations were at the Fair to provide vets with assistance including the Wounded Warriors Project, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Military Veteran Peer Network and many more.

Several ACC faculty and staff members also provided information about their programs to vets seeking a career including Paralegal, Court Reporting, Process Technology among others.

“Participants were able to receive plenty of information on veteran resources throughout the area,” said Toby Herzog, ACC veterans academic advisor.

ACC student Adam Jasso, of Pearland, said the Fair helpful in helping him learn about benefits are available.

“There’s a lot of good information,” he said. “Some of this stuff I didn’t even know about until I came here,” he said.

USDA Rural Development specialist Deborah Wright presented information on low interest home loans for houses located in rural areas. She said the participating organizations and agencies were given a chance to spread the word about their services in the Fair.

“We’re really trying to get the word out about what we do,” she said.

There were also information available at the Fair on job interview preparation, resume writing and other job placement skills.

Studies are showing that a majority of veterans in the United States are faring well in college by completing their education. More than 50 percent of veterans who have signed up to use their educational benefits have graduated with a degree or workforce certification, a completion rate which is comparable to other students, according to the Student Veterans of America organization.

For more information about veterans services at ACC, call 281-756-3500 or e-mail therzog@alvincollege.edu or veterans@alvincollege.edu.

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5/27/2015

May 27, 2015

Alvin Community College GED and Continuing Education and Workforce Development programs will have their graduation ceremony on May 27, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the ACC Gym. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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6/4/2015

June 4, 2015

Classes for the 11-week and first 5-week summer mini semester will begin on June 4. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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6/11/2015

June 11, 2015

The local band LC Roots will perform the first concert for the Alvin Live Summer Concert Series on June 11 at the K-219 studio. Tickets are $40 or $250 for a table of four. Doors for all concerts will open at 7 p.m. Appetizers and adult beverages will be provided. To purchase tickets over the phone, call 281-756-3600. To purchase tickets online, visit www.alvincollege.edu/AlvinLive.
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6/13/2015

June 13, 2015

Those interested in learning about the AutoCAD drafting software can attend a free seminar on June 13 at the N-Building, Room 208. The class is hosted by the Industrial Design Department. For more information call 281-756-3784.
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6/16/2015 - 7/8/2015

June 16-July 8, 2015

Registration for the second, 5-week summer minisemester will begin on June 16 and close on July 8. Classes will begin on July 13. For more information call 281-756-3500 or visit www.alvincollege.edu/registration.
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6/17/2015 - 6/18/2015

June 17-18, 2015

A two-day summer clay workshop will be held for children and parents on June 17-18 at Building J. Classes will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sign up online at the ACC Markeplace under 'Quicklinks' at www.alvincollege.edu.
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6/22/2015 - 6/25/2015

June 22-25

The Summer Children's Theatre Festival will kick off with performances of Snow White on June 22 and will continue through June 25. All performances are at 10 a.m. There will be a 7:30 p.m. performance on June 25. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.alvincollege.edu/Drama/TheatreSeason or call 281-756-3606.
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6/25/2015

June 25, 2015

The ACC Board of Regents will have their monthly meeting on June 25 at 6 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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6/27/2015

June 27, 2015

There will be a free summer workshop for those interested in learning about the CNC field. Workshop will begin at 10 a.m. at D Building, Room 117. For more information call 281-756-3670.
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