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Media Memo: UW-Eau Claire, CVTC to collaborate on veterans' services

TO: News Editors and Directors

FROM: Julie Poquette

DATE: Feb. 18, 2011

SUBJECT: UW-Eau Claire, CVTC to collaborate on veterans' services

Military veterans who are students at Chippewa Valley Technical College are now able to use veterans' resources at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, thanks to a new collaboration between the two institutions. Officials from UW-Eau Claire and CVTC on Monday, Feb. 21, will sign a memorandum of understanding that formalizes the agreement to make UW-Eau Claire's Veterans Center and its resources available to CVTC student veterans. The Veterans Center is a place for students who are veterans to meet each other and access resources specifically for them, including programs on veteran needs, support groups and access to a telehealth network through a partnership with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis. Veterans who attend CVTC also will be welcome to participate in activities of UW-Eau Claire's Veterans Club, a student organization.

The following UW-Eau Claire and CVTC officials, along with student veterans from both institutions, will attend the event from 1-1:30 p.m. in the UW-Eau Claire Veterans Center in Room 20 of Schofield Hall:

  • Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich, UW-Eau Claire chancellor
  • Bruce Barker, CVTC president
  • Jodi Thesing-Ritter, UW-Eau Claire associate dean of students
  • Margo Keys, CVTC vice president, student services
  • Sue Brehm, CVTC director of enrollment services
  • Miranda Cross-Schindler, UW-Eau Claire military benefits coordinator and co-chair of the university's Veterans Advisory Committee
  • Deb Ludwikowski, CVTC veterans certifying officer
  • Bonnie Isaacson, UW-Eau Claire nontraditional student adviser and co-chair of the university's Veterans Advisory Committee
  • Dr. Marc Goulet, UW-Eau Claire Veterans Club adviser

Members of the media are welcome to attend the agreement-signing event and to talk with student veterans and officials from UW-Eau Claire and CVTC who are in attendance. For more information about the UW-Eau Claire-CVTC veterans services collaboration, contact Bonnie Isaacson, UW-Eau Claire nontraditional student adviser and Veterans Advisory Committee co-chair, at 715-836-3259 or isaacsbj@uwec.edu, and Deb Ludwikowski, CVTC veterans certifying officer, at 715-833-6272 or dludwikowski@cvtc.edu.

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