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For more information, please contact Staff Advisor, Mrs. Cheryl Curtis at 704 378 3581 or ccurtis@jcsu.edu

Recognized nationally as a 2015-2016 Military Friendly institution of higher learning, Johnson C. Smith University’s Metropolitan College functions as the Veteran’s hub for the entire campus.  As the central location that serves as the liaison between the military student/veteran and all the other departments at Johnson C. Smith University, the Metropolitan College provides one-stop informational access and services for this diverse population of students.  In keeping accordance with “The 8 Keys of Veterans’ Success” as it is detailed by the U. S. Department of Education, Johnson C. Smith University has affirmed its commitment to:

  • Creating a culture of trust and connectedness
  • Ensuring consistent and sustained support
  • Implementing an early alert system
  • Coordinating and centralizing campus efforts
  • Collaborating with local communities and organizations to include government agencies
  • Utilizing a uniformed set of data tools to collect and track information
  • Providing comprehensive professional development
  • Developing systems that ensure sustainability of effective practices

A dedicated advocate/admissions advisor is at the disposal of the military student/veteran and works diligently to meet the individualized as well as the collective needs of this unique population of students.  For more information as to how the Metropolitan College can be of service to those who have served, contact Cheryl Curtis, Director of Educational Enhancement Services at 704-378-3581.

2ND ANNUAL VETERANS SYMPOSIUM TO BE HELD AT JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY 

Metropolitan College at JCSU strengthens its Veteran’s Initiative by partnering with My Veteran’s Keeper and Student Veterans of America to serve veterans and their families

CHARLOTTE – Metropolitan College at Johnson C. Smith University has partnered with the Student Veterans of America and My Veteran’s Keeper to host the 2nd Annual Veterans Symposium, on Saturday, July 9, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., at the New Science Center, on the campus of JCSU, 100 Beatties Ford Road.

Building on the momentum from last year’s symposium, this year the conference will focus on “Dispelling the Myths” for veterans and their family members. The conversation will focus on access to education, healthcare benefits, employment opportunities and training, financial aid, and social services for veterans, family members and active duty. The goal is to ensure that veterans and their families are aware of the resources available to experience a smooth transition and achieve a thriving livelihood upon return from military services. This free event is open to the community, veterans, family members and active duty personnel. All those interested are encouraged to confirm their participation by accessing this link: http://bit.ly/1OeJeJX

“We are thrilled to host this Symposium for the second year in a row, because it is aligned with our Veterans’ Initiative goals, and with JCSU’s promise to be a socially conscious organization that serves and empowers our citizens and leaders at all levels and sectors of our community”, said Dr. Cheryl Curtis, Director of Educational Enhancement Services at Metropolitan College at JCSU.

The symposium will be a day for recognition, discussion and networking around key subjects. The event will bring together community leaders, residents, students and vendors who will share important information and resources. A keynote speech and a panel discussion with space for questions and answers will be part of the agenda, followed by a luncheon and a more personal opportunity to continue the conversation.

This is a unique event especially dedicated to the veterans in the area, and aims to serve the community where a big part of the target audience is based, which is the case of the Historic West End area of Charlotte.

For more information about the event, please visit metropolitancollege.jcsu.edu/veteran-support, call 804 437 2350 or email jcsustudentveterans@gmail.com. For media inquiries, please email Jason Warner, Director of Strategic Marketing for Metropolitan College at jwarner@jcsu.edu.

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