Special programs, including documentaries exploring the challenges facing veterans, guest speakers discussing their military experiences and complimentary meals are among the Tarrant County College activities honoring veterans throughout November.
The first of four Breakfast Breaks is being held on Wednesday, Oct. 31, kicking off TCC Southeast’s tributes to veterans. Each will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the ESCT Hub. Others will be held, Nov. 7, Nov. 14 and Nov. 28. Additionally, a discussion about video clips from “Searching for Home: Coming Back from War” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. The documentary shows the healing process for veterans of various wars include World War II, Korea, Vietnam and more recent conflicts returning to civilian life. It will be held in the Judith J. Carrier Library Classroom, ESED 1212, at TCC Southeast, 2100 Southeast Parkway in Arlington.
On Monday, Nov. 12, Col. Glennie Burks, a 34-year veteran of the military police, will discuss the impact of deployment, struggles impacting military families and ways to aid veteran students. Burks, who earned a master’s degree from Texas Wesleyan University and is a Harvard University National Security Fellow, will speak Monday, Nov. 12, in the Experiential Room, TRCF 2600, at TCC Trinity River, 300 Trinity Campus Drive.
On Thursday, Nov. 15, Dependents Day will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Forum Room at TCC South, 5301 Campus Drive. Events include a self-defense class, information about scholarships for dependents and other resources and free popcorn and beverages. The annual Toys for Tots drive will be sponsored form Nov. 16 to Dec. 10. Collection boxes for unwrapped toys will be in VetSuccess building, Student Center and the Library.
More than 3,200 active duty service members and veterans have chosen to use veteran’s educational benefits at TCC so far in 2018. In addition, approximately 500 eligible family members of veterans also have chosen to use college benefits at TCC this year.
TCC also provides a variety of resources for veterans including campus chapters of the Student Veterans of America, VetSuccess counselors, Department of Veterans Affairs employees who assist with VA educational benefits; veteran specialists, who certify educational benefits; veteran counselors; dedicated tutors and academic programs. for veterans.