Asnuntuck Community College has been named a Military Friendly® school by Victory Media, Inc., for 2015. The college for the sixth time has been recognized and designated as one of the top 15 percent of schools in the country to do the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

The college again earned rights to the coveted Military Friendly® trademarked designation for the sixth year in a row because of its scores on a survey made available to more than 8,000 schools approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill® funding.

ACC provides ongoing support and resources for local veterans.  Each public college in Connecticut has a Veterans’ OASIS Center.  The General Federation of Women’s Clubs in Connecticut and the local chapter in Enfield were instrumental in organizing centers at all of the Connecticut public colleges. The center is a place solely for veteran students to study, relax, and meet other veteran students. Veterans can use the computers to prepare for classes, watch a movie on the large screen TV or enjoy a cup of coffee before class. They can participate in programs and services that will help them access supportive veterans’ programs through State and Federal agencies to encourage success in the academic setting. For information on services for veterans at ACC, please contact Veterans Coordinator Beth-Anne Egan at began@asnuntuck.edu.

The College held a Veterans Day luncheon this week. Students, staff and faculty attended in addition to members of the state and local General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Also in attendance were members of the University of the Third Age. UTA has decided to dissolve their group. They voted to donate the remaining funds in their treasury, which totaled more than $1,381, to the ACC Foundation to assist veterans with the purchase of textbooks and/or supplies for school. Each year the Enfield Lions Club also supports the account with a $400 donation. Those interested in making a donation to the account can contact ACC’s Veteran Coordinator Beth-Anne Egan at 860-253-3020.