Newsletter 11-2018


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Brought to you by
The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation
Issue 12, November 2018

Thank you for your service.

The Maricopa Community Colleges Honor the Nation’s Military Veterans

In celebration of Veterans Day, the Maricopa County Community College District proudly honors veterans and active members of the military with an annual series of events across all Maricopa Colleges. The Maricopa community is invited to attend all events, which include ceremonies, fitness runs, career fairs and activities sponsored by each colleges’ Veterans Services. 

Click here for a full listing of events. 

Vet Fun Run

Veterans Medical Leadership Council

Foundation to be Honored by Veterans Medical Leadership Council
The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation is proud to receive the Community Heroes Award at the Veterans Medical Leadership Council’s 16th Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon, held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Arizona Biltmore. The featured speaker is Staff Sergeant Kris Warren, USMC. SSgt Warren is an Iraq veteran who was involved in every major fight from Basra to Tikrit to clear out the Republic Guard and ultimately locate Saddam Hussein. During these missions, Warren rescued seven U.S.
POW’s and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal by Major General James Mattis.

Founded in 1999 to support Veteran advocacy, the VMLC’s mission is to ensure quality medical & mental health care for Maricopa County Veterans and to encourage initiatives that honor the contributions made to the city, state & nation by Veterans and the men and women serving in the U.S. military forces.

To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets, click here.


Andrea Banks, Director Of Veteran Services, Maricopa Community Colleges Among Those Honored at Phoenix Suns Military Appreciation Night

Six community leaders, including Andrea Banks, Director of Veterans Serivces, will be honored for their support of veterans at the HeroPreneur Community Heroes Awards at the Phoenix Suns APS Military Appreciation Night game on November 14th.  To honor these leaders and to attend the game against the San Antonio Spurs, click here.

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.

Let’s Hear From You
Do you have an interesting veteran’s story you’d like featured? Click here and tell us all about it.

Do you have questions about the Veterans Success Project? Click here.

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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.