Surry named as a Military Friendly School for 2016

Staff Report

DOBSON — Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects classrooms to careers for the nation’s next generation of professionals, has named Surry Community College as a Military Friendly School for 2016 based on services provided by the school to the nation’s military veterans. SCC has been designated “Military Friendly” every year consecutively since 2011.

“Surry Community College has a special obligation to make sure our veterans and military families have an opportunity through education that allows them to move into promising careers,” Surry Community College President Dr. David Shockley said.

Sasha Sullivan, senior recruiting specialist for Victory Media, said, “On behalf of the military and veteran community, I thank you for your ongoing commitment to educating our nation’s most deserving heroes.”

Tammy Fletcher is the coordinator of Veterans Affairs at Surry Community College where she manages the Veterans Center, which was established to better serve military veterans enrolling at the college. The Veterans Center is a place where veteran students can study, relax, and have access to informational resources.

“Our school is special because we have a close relationship with our veterans. We work one-on-one with them,” Fletcher said. “I let them know when they apply that this office will stand ready to offer support as they pursue their college education. We care, and I want our veterans to know I am going to stop and listen when they have a question or concern.”

Through the Veterans Center, veterans have the opportunity to take advantage of educational benefits. These benefits are based on the chapter, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines eligibility.

For more information, contact Tammy Fletcher at 336-386-3245 or [email protected]

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