This fall student veterans on the Lynn campus of North Shore Community College will have access to a Student Veterans Lounge similar to the one their Danvers counterparts have been enjoying for several years.
The lounge, located in room LW218, was made possible by the generosity of Binkley & Paula Shorts of Wenham. Binkley, a Vietnam veteran, also significantly contributed to the college’s Danvers Student Veterans Center.
NSCC’s more than 350 student veterans and active military members can now utilize dedicated study and socialization space and support services where they can relax, study, receive assistance in applying for veterans benefits or grab coffee or a snack. Perhaps most importantly, they can also connect, identify and share experiences with other student veterans.
“The new Center here in Lynn will undoubtedly make a world of difference in hundreds of student veterans lives,” said Thomas Hardy, a Marine Corps veteran and Student President of NSCC’s Veterans Club. “Transitioning to life as both a civilian and a student from the military is no easy task but the Veterans Center is filled with others with whom you share a common experience and who will provide support throughout our educational journeys and beyond.”
“We’re delighted to be able to provide this special space for our veterans and extremely grateful for the generous philanthropic support that made both centers possible,” said NSCC President Patricia A. Gentile. “NSCC has been recognized nationally as a military friendly school since 2010 and has long been committed to providing our student veterans and military members quality services, resources and programs to meet the unique needs of those who have served or are serving in the military and are seeking to learn new skills to add to their military experience.”
For more information, contact Kristine Babcock, NSCC Veterans Services Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org