WILMINGTON, Del., June 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Delaware Tech has announced the opening of its new Veterans Resource Center on its Charles L. Terry Campus in Dover. The center, which was funded by a $22,000 donation from the Navient Foundation, will host guest speakers and student veteran programs such as financial education, career workshops and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder seminars. It also will provide a meeting space for veteran students to study, relax and engage with fellow veterans, and for the Veterans Inspiring Progress student organization that offers support and networking for the campus veteran community.
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“This center is another example of our ongoing efforts to provide support for veterans at all of our campuses statewide,” said Delaware Tech President Mark T. Brainard. “The opening of this center means that we now have Veterans Resource Centers in all three counties to help our student veterans achieve their educational and career goals. We sincerely appreciate the support of the Navient Foundation in making this project a reality.”
Resources and services offered to veterans at Delaware Tech include:
- A director of military and veteran affairs who coordinates college initiatives statewide
- Academic counselors dedicated to provide assistance through the application and enrollment process
- Help with Veterans Affairs and tuition assistance benefits
- Priority of services including course registration and placement in competitive programs
- A Veterans Inspiring Progress program that connects student veterans with resources to help them succeed and offers support and camaraderie
- Significant Veterans Day events at each campus location
- Partnerships with military and veteran organizations throughout the state
Navient, headquartered in Delaware, supports U.S. military members and veterans through ongoing hiring efforts, an employee-led Veterans Resource Group, and customer service.
“We are committed to see that our men and women in uniform receive all the support they deserve,” said Jack Remondi, president and CEO, Navient. “We are grateful to Delaware Tech for inviting the Navient Foundation to help make this dedicated space for student veterans a reality. It is our hope that it will allow a generation of post-9/11 veterans to forge new connections that will carry forward throughout their lives.”
As the nation’s largest student loan servicer, Navient has support and resources available to service members with student loans including informational resources on program benefits uniquely available to service members. Navient hosts a military financial education online course and navient.com/military, a website for military members and their families. A military benefits team is specially trained to assist military customers.
Navient is a member of the Veteran Jobs Mission, a coalition of companies committed to hiring U.S. military veterans and military spouses. For the second year in a row, Navient has been recognized as a Military Friendly® Employer from the publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine.
Delaware Tech’s commitment to veterans, military service members and their families and has earned the College national recognition. For the third year in a row, Delaware Tech has been recognized as a Military Friendly® School. This designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation. The College also received the 2016 Delaware Warrior Friendly Business Award, which is presented to a Delaware business that supports service members, veterans and their families through workplace initiatives such as employment, networking and support.
Navient (Nasdaq:NAVI) is a leading provider of asset management and business processing solutions for education, healthcare, and government clients at the federal, state, and local levels. We help our clients and millions of Americans achieve financial success through our services and support. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, Navient employs team members in Western New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Indiana, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and other locations. Learn more at navient.com.
CONTACT: Contact: Navient: Nikki Lavoie, 302-283-4057, [email protected] DelTech: Christine Gillan, 302-857-1689, [email protected]