VETERANS ASSISTANCE West Virginia Veterans To Receive Assistance To Attend College
Reported by: Patrick McMurtry
Videographer: John Tincher
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Oct. 16, 2012 11:31 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 16, 2012 12:57 PM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Military veterans will soon get a helping hand to attend a state college or university in the Mountain State.
State and federal representatives met Tuesday at West Virginia State University to come up with a workable plan to help get veterans into college classrooms.
Retired Gen. Allison Hickey from the Bureau of Veterans Affairs presented the keynote address.
Skip Gebhart, administrator with the Office of Veterans Education and Training Programs, said any type of education is a life-changing event. “You bring a lot of things to it, but at the other end, you leave with a lot more things. It changed the way you look at the world, it changes the way you relate to the world," Gebhart said.
Veterans looking for educational opportunities can contact the local Veteran Affairs Office or West Virginia State University for more information.
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