Newsletter 10-2018

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Brought to you by
The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation
Issue 11, October 2018

Veteran Fall Opportunities

A Change in Seasons Brings New Opportunities for our Veterans

This month's issue of Investing in Heroes highlights a wide range of opportunities in which the Maricopa Community Colleges supports veterans.  Save the date for a November networking event, learn about a grant our District received allowing students to attend an upcoming Student Veterans of America conference, read about our nomination for the Bellwether Award, and so much more.


Grant Makes it Possible for Students to Attend SVA Conference

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) has been granted $4915 from the Arizona Department of Veterans Services (AZDVS) to take four students and a staff member to the annual Student Veterans of America Conference in January 2019. This support includes conference registration fees, travel, hotel, and food. This is the third year in a row that AZDVS had sponsored students from MCCCD to attend. This conference provides seminars, workshops, and networking sessions on solutions to the challenges that student veterans face, and each year, the students who attend are always eager to return to their respective colleges to share their experiences and knowledge gained with their classmates.  


Maricopa Community College's Student Affairs Nominated for Bellwether Award 

For the third year in a row, Maricopa Community College's Student Affairs has been nominated for the Bellwether Award.  The nomination is for outstanding military and veterans services that are provided throughout the District.  This prestigious award recognizes innovative programs and practices that are successfully leading community colleges.

Heropreneur Event

HeroPreneur National Veteran Business Summit Provides Networking and Educational Opportunities
The HeroPreneur National Veteran Business Summit (NVBS) powered by HeroZona is a multi-day experience celebrating and empowering American Veterans. The inaugural summit will take place November 14-16,  where there are over 2,000 veteran owned businesses, at the Phoenix Convention Center.  This three-day event will feature panels and programming that focuses on three pillars –EntrepreneurshipEmployment and Education. This summit allows those in attendance the opportunity to network, connect and learn.  In attendance will be keynote speaker Daymond John from ABC's Shark Tank and inspirational speaker and veteran advocate Justin Constantine, Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Marine Corps, (Ret.).
To learn more and to register, click here.  

Your Support Matters
You can make a difference in the lives of our veterans by making a gift to the Veterans Success Project today through the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation.  Not only will your gift provide veterans with the essentials they need, it will go towards long-lasting assistance towards Veterans Centers and other proposed items within the Project, dependent on raising funds to support them.

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It's an honor that U.S. veterans, active reservists, and family members of veterans are among our student body. Both active-duty military personnel and veterans often seek educational support and job training to transition from military service to civilian life, and many will start with a community college.

At Maricopa Community Colleges, services for military personnel and veterans are designed to offer the highest quality assistance. We have a long history of providing education and training, allowing you to enhance existing skills, gain new skills, and translate military training and experience into a rewarding career.

We have an established tradition of providing access to higher education – in other words, we are dedicated to serving those who serve.

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All of our colleges have received the Veteran Supportive Campus designation by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services. Additionally, MCCCD is a partner organization of the Military/Veteran Resource Network.

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The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization designated by the Maricopa County Community College District to receive and manage gifts on behalf of its ten colleges, two skill centers and multiple satellite centers. The Foundation actively seeks contributions from a variety of public and private sources including individuals, corporations and other foundations. It acts as a trustee for donations to assure that gifts are distributed in the manner specified by the donor.