Veterans usher in new headquarters
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Veterans, students and faculty enjoyed hamburgers and hot dogs in the newly renovated Huron Building Aug. 26 and 27 as part of the LCC’s Veteran’s Resource Center Open House.
Director of Veteran and Military Affairs Andrew Cosgrove spoke about preparing for the event.
“Myself, Alayne Ingram and Payal Ravani started talking about this back when I started in June.” Cosgrove said. “Payal handled getting the food, Alayne’s done the marketing pieces and I put the rest together.”
Members of many LCC student organizations were on hand for the second day of event, including the LCC Aviation Program, the Technical Careers Division, the University Center and the Military Medic to Paramedic Program.
Outside organizations present included Ingham County Veterans Association, MSU Veteran Resource Representatives and the Michigan National Guard Family Programs.
LCC student and veteran Kevin Colbert has been thrilled with the changes made to the center.
“The changes have been very positive,” Colbert said. “From the motivational pictures on the wall to the reorganization of the building – back in the olden days it was not as welcoming as it is now.”
Raffle prizes were awarded during the second day of the event. Prizes included an iPad Mini, an autographed photo of Detroit Red Wing Niklas Kronwall, Detroit Red Wings tickets and Detroit Lions fan packs.
Further questions about the Veterans Resource Center or the Veteran’s Association can be directed to 517-483-5246 or www.lcc.edu/veteran/