Macomb Community College Hosts Veterans Stand Down

– Wednesday, September 4, 2013 1:00AM

Macomb Community College is partnering with the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) School of Law’s Project SALUTE and the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) to host Veterans Stand Down Macomb on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the college’s Sports & Expo Center, South Campus, Warren, Mich., Veterans Stand Down Macomb is designed to provide veterans and their survivors with a single point of access to community resources necessary to address their individual circumstances.

Veterans Stand Down Macomb will offer area veterans a broad range of health and social services, including medical, legal and mental health assistance, employment services and housing referrals, among others.  Some of the organizations that will be on site include: • Michigan Secretary of State • Social Security Administration • DVA Physical and Mental Health • DVA Family Caregiver Support Program • DVA Benefits • DVA Education In addition to hosting the day’s activities, Macomb College will also have admissions staff on hand to assist veterans interested in exploring education and training opportunities. Members of Student Veterans of Macomb will also be in attendance to share their experiences at the college.

Named by G.I. Jobs magazine as one of its Military Friendly Schools for 2013, Macomb Community College provides veterans, reservists and their dependents assistance and support through various initiatives, including counseling and advising support, a student veterans organization, scholarships and links to local, regional, state and federal veterans’ information. In addition, Macomb annually hosts Veterans Day ceremonies at its South and Center campuses to recognize student, faculty and staff veterans.

Macomb’s Sports & Expo Center (P Building) is located at 14500 E. 12 Mile Rd., Warren, Mich.

About UDM

Founded in 1912, UDM is a Catholic law school sponsored by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. The school is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. UDM School of Law has long been recognized for its public interest programs and is a past recipient of the ABA’s Judy M. Weightman Award and Brown Award for Legal Access.  Most recently, UDM’s Project SALUTE program was honored by the ABA Young Lawyers Division for creating and implementing Project SALUTE:  Young Lawyers Serving Veterans.  The project won the prestigious ABA Section Officers Conference Meritorious Service Award, an annual award recognizing projects of extraordinary benefit to the profession, the public, and the Bar. University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is committed to the principles of equal educational opportunity.

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu)  is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually.  Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and as the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan.  The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

Media Contact: Tish Wirth,  86.445.7560, wirthp@macomb.edu

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