Top Military Friendly Schools named by GI Job Magazine, 4 years in a row
July 22, 2014
Top Military Friendly Schools for 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. The
list honors the top percent of colleges, universities, and
trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's
military service members and veterans as students.
Military Advanced Education, Best of the Best
Military Advanced Education Magazine (MAE) has awarded CCC the designation of a Top Military-Friendly College in its 2014 and 2015 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities.
U.S. VETERANS Magazine Recently U.S Veteran Magazine, who does an independent study of Top Veteran-Friendly Schools In a study titled “Best of the Best 2014” listed CCC in the top 50 of all colleges and universities.
Best for Vets Ranked #1 for 2014 and 2015
December 9, 2014
RANKED #1 "BEST FOR VETS" Central Community College is ranked #1 two years in a row on the list of best two-year colleges as Best for Vets in the nation by Military Times.
provide Student Veterans, Service members, and their family with the
resources, support and advocacy needed to be successful in the classroom
and ultimately in life.
Welcome to the
Veterans & Military Resource Center at Central Community College
serving Veterans and Military entering college for the first time or returning
to college to further their education. The office acts as a liaison with
the Veterans Administration verifying enrollment for students claiming benefits
under the VA Benefits, or the Veterans’
Vocational Rehabilitation Program. We can also assist you with the
proper resources needed to be successful in
education, career, and life goals. Our team is dedicated on being a go-to
resource for Veterans services state and nationwide.
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.
Quiet area to study
Meet other Veteran and Military Students
Library of Resources,
through new partnerships students have access to key organizations to provide a
true Veterans’ network.
Command Center devoted to the implementation of new
programs and services designed to serve our Veterans, Military, and Dependent
Travis served in the United States Marine Corps as a Sergeant and is an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran. He earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Bellevue University and a master’s degree in business management. He is a Certified Executive Coach. He
currently serves as the director for the Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success Grant and is director of Veteran and Military Services the Central Community College.
He also serves as a board member for the Nebraska Brain Injury Association and is a member of the VA Hospital Veterans Advisory Board as well as the Nebraska Veterans Task Force, Central Nebraska Military Support Community and Student Veterans of America adviser. He continues to assist other colleges throughout
Nebraska and other states in developing their Veteran and Military services and policies. Travis received the Spirit of Nebraska Award 2012 , for his efforts in educating, providing resources, and advocating for Veterans and Service members who sustain a brain injury or post-traumatic stress.
Location: Grand Island Campus, Veterans and Military Resource Center, Room 444.
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sarah is currently a Staff Sergeant with the United States Army Reserve 728th QM Company out of Fremont, NE. This is her 13th year of service and she holds a position of Section Sergeant/Platoon Sergeant for a Petroleum Terminal Platoon. She is also
a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Enduring Freedom serving in Iraq from 2004-2005.
Sarah is an Alumni who has earned her Associates Degree in Nursing through Central Community College here in Columbus. She has also earned a Business Technology Diploma, a Medical Transcription Certificate, and a Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate at CCC as well.
She and her husband Ryan live outside of Columbus and have 3 boys together; Kyle, Sawyer, and Rowdy. She enjoys spending time together as a family. Her hobbies and interest include horseback riding, shooting, spending time with family and friends at her family lake, Husker football, and relaxing at home with her
Sarah reports to Travis Karr, Director of Veterans & Military Services and will handle scheduling for Barb Shupe our Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership (VITAL) program.
Location: Columbus Campus, Veterans and Military Resource Center
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Ashley is a United States Army Veteran, she served 4 years as a Mental Health Care Specialist with the Army Meddac in Fort Stewart, Georgia from 2008-2012. During this time she worked in both inpatient and outpatient mental health care settings. After her service obligation, she enrolled at Central Community College and earned her Associates of Applied Science in Human Services degree, along with obtaining her Psychiatric Technician Certificate. During her time here at CCC, Ashley was a Veterans Affairs Work Study in the Veterans and Military Resource Center, and served as the Vice President of the Student Veterans of America club on campus. After graduating from CCC, Ashley went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science from Bellevue University.
Ashley and her husband Anthony live in Hastings with their 2 girls, Tayla and Jane. Ashley finds joy in raising and keeping up with her children, and spending time with her family. She enjoys running, going to the movies, riding horses, camping, and traveling to warmer climates.
Location: Hastings Campus Veterans and Military Resource Center
Email: 402-460-2137Telephone: firstname.lastname@example.org
As veterans ourselves, the
VMRC staff understands the questions or concerns you may have. We provide
support and guidance including:
Start here to learn about basic admissions requirements for all students including transfer students and veterans. You will also find important dates for application, financial aid and other steps in the admissions process.
The application and admission process for veterans is a bit more involved than for the typical student. The VMRC is eager to guide you, so you don't miss out on any opportunities specific to veterans. Before you apply, however, we encourage you to call, email or stop by our office.
New Student Checklist
Grand Island & Hastings - Travis Karr 308-398-7376 email@example.comColumbus - Sarah Woehl 402-562-1436 firstname.lastname@example.org
Official correspondence is sent via your CCC student email account, so please be sure to check your account often. Important notices affecting your benefits that are time sensitive are often disregarded by students because they forget to check their email!
The Student Veterans Association is a student veterans’
organization dedicated to the pride, visibility and success of veterans.
Central Community College has SVA chapters at its Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings
Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership
is a results oriented collaboration between the Nebraska Western Iowa VA Health
Care system and Central Community College.
We strive to enhance academic retention and
success. We understand the unique factors facing our veteran students. We are
here to help.
If you are a veteran or concerned about a
veteran enrolled in a local college or university, VITAL will partner with you
to resolve issues and find resources.
veterans use their uniforms from service to create works of art. The uniforms
are transformed, beaten into a pulp, and formed into paper to share photos or
writings. Participants use the transformative
process of papermaking to reclaim their uniforms and express their experiences
with the military.
Community College stands by their Veterans by showing recognition for those who
have sacrificed for this country. Purple Heart parking signs are posted on
Hastings, Grand Island, and Columbus campuses. We are only one of few
educational institutions in the nation to proudly show this commitment.