The Military Times Best for Vets distinction recognizes St. Cloud Technical & Community College for its commitment to providing opportunities to America’s veterans. SCTCC ranks #5 in the national survey.
The survey focused on benefits coverage, support services and widely available statistical measures when conducting and scoring the Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges survey, a highly respected, nearly 110-question analysis of a college’s efforts to provide veterans an environment for success.
G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded St. Cloud Technical & Community College the designation of Military Friendly School® for the third year in a row.
The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. The list was compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 12,000 schools nationwide.
This fall, approximately 200 veterans are attending St. Cloud Technical & Community College.
Connecting veterans to the resources you need
As a veteran, you may be able to receive certain educational benefits. We can help connect veterans, service members, and their families to the benefits and resources available to help you succeed in college.
New community vets center to be named Homefront Resource Center
The St. Cloud Times and a steering committee that includes the college collaborated to allow Times readers to vote on 10 names for the new center. Voting was conducted through the Times' website.
The overwhelming winner was Homefront Resource Center, which had 156 votes. The next closest name was Yellow Ribbon Resource Center, which got 74 votes.
The other eight names under consideration each got 23 votes or fewer.
The college accepted nominations for potential names in May and narrowed a list of 43 to 10. Voting on those 10 names has been ongoing for the last few weeks.
The new veterans' center will be in the former CentraCare Heartland building.
In the News
Veterans' Voices Month and Veterans Day Events | SCTCC, October 19, 2015
SCTCC ranked in Top 5 best colleges for veterans in the nation | SCTCC, October 14, 2015
New Community Vets Center at SCTCC is Named | St. Cloud Times, June 3, 2015
Telling veterans' stories, connecting communities | St. Cloud Times, May 10, 2015
The Telling Project focuses on vets, service | St. Cloud Times, April 24, 2015
SCTCC Veterans Resource Center Open House | SCTCC, November 11, 2014
SCTCC ranked among nation's best career & technical colleges for veterans | SCTCC, October, 13, 2014
Our View: Kudos to tech college for veterans space | St. Cloud Times, September 16, 2014
Times Writers Group: Vets deserve special place at colleges | St. Cloud Times, September 15, 2014
St. Cloud college creates space for veterans | St. Cloud Times, September 5, 2014
Student Veterans Organization (SVO)
The mission of the SVO is to be an advocate and support system for student veterans to help ensure student veterans success at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. The SVO strives to provide academic, social and administrative support to student veterans to help ease the transition from the military to life as a college student. As part of its set of services the SVO provides space where student veterans can study in a designated computer lab and a relaxing lounge area. We welcome your participation in the SVO. Please consider joining.
If you are interested in becoming a member contact.:
Brian Volkmuth, SVO Faculty Advisor
Office phone: 320.308.5670
Veterans Days @ SCTCC
To celebrate and recognize your service, we’re serving YOU in the college and career planning process with a special day on the first Friday of every month. More information at sctcc.edu/veterans-days.
For more information on benefits available to you, visit the Veteran’s Resource Center in room 260A or contact one of the individuals listed below.
Laura Lamb, Central Regional Coordinator, MN Dept of Veteran’s Affairs
Office phone: 320.308.5147
Anita Baugh, School Certifying Official
Office phone: 320.308.5936
For veteran’s with disabilities, contact:
Judy Jacobson Berg, Counselor
Office phone: 320.308.5096
More resources for veteran’s, military service personnel, and their families
- Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers
- Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
- United States Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill
- Go Army Ed
- St. Cloud VA Healthcare Center
- United Way of Central Minnesota
- Veterans Crisis Line
- Central MN Warrior to Citizen Initiative
- Joint Services Transcript