Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., announce nearly $600,000 heading to Central Oregon Community College.
The money comes from the U.S. Department of Education and is meant to expand student services at COCC, creating a Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success (CEVSS) on the campus.
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This provides programming to improve social, emotional and academic development with a focus on helping students at risk of academic failure.
The senators say the center will be staffed by a team comprised of faculty and staff who are veterans themselves or are experienced working with veterans, community-based veteran-serving organizations, and will also rely on peer-to-peer support among student veterans.