Enfield AMVETS Post 18 made a generous $900 donation to Asnuntuck Community College’s (ACC) Veterans OASIS Center. ACC student Brian Lozier, an Army veteran, who serves as the President of the college’s Veterans Club, spoke to AMVETS members recently and asked for a donation for the college’s center. AMVETS members Jerry Thibodeau, a Navy veteran and Michael Grip, Jr., an Air Force veteran, both came to Asnuntuck to see the OASIS Center and deliver the check to the college.

The center is a place solely for veteran students to study, relax, and meet other veteran students.  They have access to computers to prepare for classes, watch a movie on the large screen TV or enjoy a cup of coffee before class.  Programs and services, are often available throughout the semester, that help veterans access supportive veterans’ programs through State and Federal agencies that encourage success in the academic setting.

Asnuntuck has been recognized for its support of veterans. VIQTORY named Asnuntuck to its Military Friendly® Schools list for the 12th time, in 2019. The list has come to set the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. 

ACC had more than 114 active and veteran military students enrolled last semester.

Asnuntuck’s Spring semester begins on January 22nd. For more information about services available to veterans, visit www.asnuntuck.edu/student-life/veterans-services/.

Visit www.facebook.com/enfield.amvets to learn more about the local AMVETS.

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Enfield AMVETS Post 18 made a generous donation to Asnuntuck Community College’s Veterans OASIS Center. Present for the check presentation were Interim Dean of Students and Campus Facilities Tim St. James, ACC student Brian Lozier, AMVETS members Jerry Thibodeau, Michael Grip, Jr. and ACC CEO Michelle Coach. Photo by Julie Cotnoir