New veterans center opens at Wor-Wic
May 01, 2018

With funding from a $1.32 million TRIO Veterans Upward Bound grant, Wor-Wic Community College is inviting Lower Eastern Shore veterans who are interested in continuing their education to visit the new veterans center that recently opened on campus.

Area veterans who are low-income or potential first-generation college students – whether they are interested in attending Wor-Wic or any other higher education institution – can obtain help with career exploration; placement testing for math, reading or writing; financial literacy; the college admissions process; applying for financial aid; evaluating military transcripts; academic advising, mentoring and coaching; GED completion; academic tutoring in math, English, writing or basic computer skills; study skills preparation; or referrals to local community agencies and regional veterans service providers.

The goal of the project is to increase college graduation rates of the region’s veteran population. “Our aim is to be a one-stop shop to guide the veteran population,” said Fred Howard, director of veterans services.

For more information, contact Howard at fhoward@worwic.edu or 410-334-2882.

VETERANS CENTER. Fred Howard, director of veterans services and U.S. Navy veteran, right; and Robert M. Dixon, Veterans Upward Bound coordinator and U.S. Army veteran; stand proud in the new center that is ready to assist area veterans interested in advancing their educational credentials. At the far left are area veterans taking advantage of the services offered at the center, from left, Jamiel Jones of Salisbury, a U.S. Army veteran; and Danee Glass of Berlin and Shyann Starner of Delmar, Md., who both served in the U.S. Marine Corps.