veterans: News

Military Friendly logo 2021-22
March 4, 2021

SCTCC was named a Military Friendly school for 2021-2022, meeting all the Military Friendly standards and beyond.

Colleges are rated Military Friendly based on six different categories: academic policies and compliance; admissions and orientation; culture and commitment; financial aid and...

Kenneth John Quinn
November 9, 2020

Kenneth John Quinn II

I joined the Select Marine Corps Reserve in 2005 not long after highschool. I had no direction in life and was looking for some kind of push. I spent my entire contract with 4th Light Armor Reconnasiance Battlion Delta Company as a...

Cole Barton Header
November 3, 2020

Cole Pietz
SCTCC Student
4 years Active Duty 101st Airborne Division
Current National Guard

Frank Helseth
October 23, 2020

Frank Helseth
Auto Body Instructor

Frank Helseth joined the Air Force in 1980. He was in Washington for 2.5 years, Alaska for 3 years, and joined the Reserves in 1986. In 2003-2005, he was activated in support of Iraqi freedom and took 4 trips to Oman and Iraq for 4...

Kelly Halverson
October 14, 2020

Kelly Halverson, Ph.D.

Chemistry Instructor. US Army 1990-2016

Kelly Halverson served on active duty for 26 years in the US Army Medical Service Corps from June 1990 to June 2016. Kelly began his career as an ambulance platoon leader with the 1st Armored Division in Germany...

Brian Volkmuth
October 6, 2020

Spotlight: Brian Volkmuth

Information Technology Instructor, Faculty Advisor to Student Veterans Club

A central Minnesota native, Brian Volkmuth has been involved in numerous veterans organizations and events since returning to the area following his enlistment in...

Heidi Smith
September 29, 2020

Spotlight: Heidi Smith

HPER Instructor, Volleyball Coach, Student Veterans of America Advisor
10 Years at SCTCC

VFW Donation
July 24, 2020

Veterans at SCTCC can expect even more support after a generous $5,000 donation from VFW 428 – The Granite Post.

The funds will support student veterans at SCTCC who show financial need. A scholarship will be started through the SCTCC Foundation, which students can apply for through the...

December 13, 2019

The Student Veterans of America club at SCTCC held a memorial on Dec. 10 for the three National Guard members who were lost in the Black Hawk accident.

Club secretary Jessica Busby welcomed all attendees to the memorial service, then all were encouraged to sign or write notes of sympathy...

Jessica Student Veteran Spotlight photo
November 22, 2019

Academic program: Accounting 

Branch: U.S. Army 

Time served: 2010-2012

Why did you enlist?

 I come from a family with a long military background and wanted to be a part of that family tradition....

Ebone Student Veteran Spotlight Photo
November 15, 2019

Name: Ebone Nicol Meyer

Academic program: Marketing and Design

Branch: United States Army

Time of service: Sept 1, 2010- Feb 21, 2013

Why did you enlist?

Two days after I got...

November 7, 2019

Academic program: Pre-Nursing

Branch: U.S. Navy

Time served: Sep/2008-Sep/2012

Why did you enlist?

At the time I had no idea what to do with my life and I needed work, so I decided to look at all my...

Yellow Ribbon signing
April 19, 2019

SCTCC joins several other companies in its dedication to support servicemembers and military families with a Yellow Ribbon Company designation.

On April 18, local and state leaders, SCTCC employees, community members, and military servicemembers gathered for a Proclamation Ceremony at the...

Best for Vets 2018 SCTCC
January 2, 2018

SCTCC is excited to announce that it is ranked fifth on the Military Times’ “Best for Vets: Career & Technical College 2018” list.

The annual, nationwide list is compiled after colleges take part in a detailed survey for a chance to be recognized in the publication’s rankings...

Military Friendly
December 12, 2016

St. Cloud Technical & Community College is a recipient of the gold-level award by Military Friendly in the category of Community College for 2017.

More than 1,200 post-secondary schools were designated as “Military Friendly.” Of those designated, 541 schools have been recognized for...