New Vet Center Opens at Virginia Beach Campus

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ECPI University President Mark Dreyfus and Executive Director of Military Education Bob Larned welcome campus veterans.

ECPI University is proud to announce the opening of its new Veterans Center at the Virginia Beach campus. Welcoming members of the campus’ Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter, ECPI University President Mark Dreyfus said, “We are proud to provide this new service to our veterans and military community. This continues our dedication to providing the best experience possible to our students.”

Aside from providing an area for veterans to meet and interact, the center also serves as the office for ECPI University’s new VOSC counselor, Maureen Gibson. VOSC – VetSuccess on Campus – is a program offered by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to help veterans make the transition from military service to academic and civilian life. ECPI University is one of only 94 colleges and universities in the nation to be part of this initiative.

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Faculty and staff enjoy refreshments in the Veterans Center.

VA vocational rehabilitation counselors like Ms. Gibson are available to help ease veterans’ transition to student life and assist them in achieving their educational and career goals through VA’s Post-9/11 GI Bill and other education benefit programs. They also maintain close relationships with local VA Vet Centers and VA medical facilities, referring Veterans as needed for counseling or medical services and providing assistance enrolling in and applying for VA benefits. For more information, please contact Ms. Gibson at Maureen.Gibson@va.gov or 757-217-9459.

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