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Annual Veterans Stand Down at Macomb Community College on Sept. 26 offers numerous resources under one roof

– Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00AM

Macomb Community College is partnering with the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (UDM Law) Project SALUTE and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to host the annual Veterans Stand Down Macomb on Friday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Macomb’s Sports & Expo Center (P Building) on South Campus in Warren.

The free event will offer a broad range of resources and services for veterans, their survivors and their families from the VA and community-based organizations. They include: 

  • College and university admission counselors
  • Housing referrals
  • Legal and employment services
  • Medical and mental health information, provided by the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
  • Representatives of the Michigan Secretary of State’s office and Social Security Administration

James Jacobs, president of Macomb Community College, will give welcoming remarks. Other speakers will be Pamela Wilkins, associate dean of academic affairs, UDM Law; Tyrone Chatman, executive director of the Michigan Veterans Foundation; and Mark Switalski, chief judge of the Macomb County Veterans Treatment Court.

“Serving the veteran community is important to Macomb Community College,” said Geary Maiuri, Macomb’s dean of student and community services. “Our annual Stand Down was established to put a variety of services and resources under one roof to make them as accessible as possible to the area’s veterans, their families and their survivors.”

Named by G.I. Jobs magazine as one of its Military Friendly Schools, Macomb provides veterans, reservists and their dependents assistance and support through various initiatives. Those include counseling and advising support, a student veteran organization, scholarships and links to local, regional, state and federal veterans’ information. Macomb also hosts annual Veterans Day ceremonies at its South and Center campuses.

Macomb’s Sports & Expo Center is located at 14500 E. 12 Mile Road in Warren. For more information about the Veterans Stand Down Macomb, call 586.445.7446 or email sasouth@macomb.edu.

About University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Founded in 1912, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is a Catholic institution sponsored by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. The school is approved by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.  The School of Law’s innovative curriculum integrates theory, doctrine, and practice through its nationally-recognized Clinical Program, Legal Writing Program, and Law Firm Program. The school places social justice and engagement in global affairs at the core of its educational missions.

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.  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: James Melton, 586.445.7271, meltonj@macomb.edu