Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success Grant


Central Community College was recently awarded the Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success Grant. This is a U.S. Department of Education program supported through the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.

Of 277 two and four-year colleges that applied, only 15 colleges in the United States received this highly competitive grant.  We are thrilled that Central Community College has this unique opportunity to provide significant support to our returning veterans who are pursuing higher education.

As a part of this grant, Central Community College has established a Veterans Resource Center on each of our three campuses: Grand Island, Hastings, and Columbus.

 What is the Veterans Resource Center?


Dedicated Place where Veteran Students and Service members with common backgrounds, experiences, and goals now have to call their own; where they can study, connect, and support each other.  

Comfortable Furniture
Quiet area to study
Meet other Veteran and Military Students


Library of Resources, through new partnerships students have access to external support programs and key organizations to provide a true Veterans’ network.

  • Workshops that bring in  professionals that provide tools and education to achive education goals and improve their lives.

Command Center devoted to the implementation of new programs and services designed to serve our Veterans, Military, and Dependent students.

  • Assigning Academic Credit- Military service and Training
  • Students called to Active Duty- penalty free withdrawal
  • Veteran Student Support team-trained on understanding issues Veterans and Military students face
  • Early student notification process system that identifies students in academic difficulty and attendance issues
  • Designed and distribute Veteran student survey 
  • Educational course for all college personnel to identify and understand veterans military student challenges
  • Veteran Mentoring Program- Veterans provide support, advice and guidance to fellow Veterans
  • Veteran Tutoring program- Tutoring services available
  • Veteran School Organization- Building leadership on campus and out in the community
  • Appointed Veteran Student Coordinator - devotes time and effort to providing individual support, feedback, answers to questions and acts as an advocate for students and their families.  



CCC is a Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success: A U.S. Department of Education program funded through the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FISPE). However, these contents do not represent an official endorsement by the Federal Government. Please visist their website at http://fipsedatabase.ed.gov.

Written by Travis Karr   
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 23:20