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Crystal Lake, Illinois
The Journey Home: Support for Community College Student Veterans
The Journey Home: Support for Community College Student Veterans

McHenry County College Faculty Mark Waters and Todd Culp kick off a public event that included a presentation on women veterans’ oral histories from several wars followed by a panel discussion with several female veterans. Photo courtesy of Mark Waters.

With the help of an NEH grant, McHenry County College (MCC) created a program to help veteran students better transition into post-military lives and academic study. Project director Todd Culp had mentored student veterans informally for years; The Journey Home is the product of his vision for a more systematic approach to helping student veterans navigate unique challenges and share their experiences. The program features a special series of integrated courses for veterans and civilians, a collaboration with the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, and public programming that highlights the value of veterans’ voices.

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