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| Achieving the Dream
Colleges across the nation have seen a spike in student veteran enrollment since the new Chapter 33 (post 9/11) of the GI Bill became activated August 1st, 2009.
Lone Star College-North Harris's enrollment of student veterans more than doubled from Spring 2009 to Fall 2009.
A small percentage of these students were first-time-in-college (FTIC) veterans while many were transfer veterans. In his second year as Academic Advisor II for veterans' services at LSC-North Harris, Dr. Stephen W. Washington has created the veterans education center, a comprehensive veterans resource center featuring a space, computers, fax machine, telephone, and printers that veterans can use.
A virtual veterans' education center was also created for students here at LSC-North Harris. Dr. Washington also advises and tracks the completion, success and retention of these students.
- Lone Star College-North Harris has 450 student veterans enrolled Fall 2009.
- The 323 veterans that have been seen by Dr. Washington this semester fall into these categories:
- 219 at college level
- 88 at college/developmental level
- 16 at developmental level
- 64 vets take one developmental class
- 40 veterans take two or more developmental courses
- Dr. Washington, along with veteran students, started the Lone Star College -Student Veterans Association (LSC-NH SVA), which meets once a month.
- The purpose of the veterans' cohort is to locate all veterans at LSC-North Harris and to track student veterans' success, completion, and retention.
- Veterans Day activities on November 11 include a Flag Pole Ceremony (open to the campus to acknowledge our fallen veterans) and a Veterans Day Luncheon (honoring employee and student veterans).