When someone has literally put their life on the line for you, it’s only natural to want to find ways to give back. That’s how Monroe College feels about US military men and women. As a result, Monroe is putting more resources than ever before to make higher education accessible to those who have fought for our freedoms. Along with that commitment will be an array of on-campus services and relationships with supportive organizations designed to insure that not only are Monroe’s classrooms open to veterans, but that they will ultimately be successful.
Information for Veterans
New at Monroe is Chief Allen Hansen, a retired Naval Chief Petty Officer, Vietnam Vet, and former NY/NJ NROTC Program Manager, who will serve as Director of Military and Veterans Enrollment. One of Chief Hansen’s first endeavors was to set up a couple of “stand downs” to bring current Monroe students who are veterans together to let them know that the college is squarely behind them and to lay out all that’s available at Monroe for them.
“Because educational benefits for veterans have never been as generous as they are now, more veterans are able to attend college than ever before,” said Chief Hansen. “Here at Monroe with our flexible schedules and academic support systems, not to mention expert staff to help maximize the effect of the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon programs, veterans and military personnel have a red carpet treatment waiting for them at Monroe.”
The May 11 stand downs included representatives from the readjustment services at the Bronx Vet Center that’s right across the street from Monroe Hall, as well as reps from New York City Army ROTC, which is just down the block from the Bronx campus at Fordham University.
There is also an effort to launch a branch of SVA (Student Veterans of America) here at Monroe College. Their motto just about says it all: ‘Yesterday’s warriors, today’s students, tomorrow’s leaders.’
For information on Monroe’s veteran and military programs, visit Chief Hansen on the first floor of King Hall, or contact him at 646-393-8567 or firstname.lastname@example.org.