got your 6 logoHOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (3/24/14) — Hopkinsville Community College has signed a pledge to join the Education Pillar of Got Your 6 and support student veterans by implementing and enhancing resources, programs and policies to support this population.

Got Your 6 is a movement led by a consortium of major film and television studios, broadcast and cable television networks, talent agencies, and guilds that are united in changing the conversation in America with regards to veterans and military families. HCC is joining dozens of colleges and universities nationwide committed to heighten their support for current and future students who are also military veterans.

Leading the Got Your 6 Education Pillar: Transitioning through Education efforts are the Pat Tillman Foundation, Student Veterans of America and Operation College Promise who are working collaboratively to collect pledges from 500 colleges and universities by June 2014.

“Working together, the Pat Tillman Foundation, Student Veterans of America and Operation College Promise have selected a leading group of institutions that will make the commitment to the Got Your 6 Education Pillar, including Hopkinsville Community College,” said Chris Marvin, Managing Director of Got Your 6. “It is our mission to ensure many more colleges and universities will join us in pledging to support our veterans which will have a lasting and positive effect not only on campuses, but in communities all across the country.”

“HCC is dedicated to serving the military student. We are honored to be one of the few colleges that has a presence on Fort Campbell,” explained Allisha Lee, HCC Fort Campbell campus director. “We are always looking for ways to further support these military students and their unique needs. In 2012 HCC opened a Veterans Program with resource facilities at both Hopkinsville and Fort Campbell Campuses. Just this week the college’s Student Veterans Organization was accepted into the national chapter and will be having meetings alternating between campuses.”

HCC student Cole Reece commented on the college’s service to soldiers who are reintegrating and looking for a college. “When I left the Army I enrolled at a 4-year college and really didn’t succeed. I came to HCC and talked to someone in Veterans Services then enrolled. I have excelled here and will graduate with an associate in science degree in May with plans to apply for the nursing program. The smaller class sizes, interaction with professors and HCC’s advising approach has made the difference in my success.”

Cole is currently a student worker at HCC in Veterans Services.

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