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Veterans Services
Lena Grace, Veterans Affairs Officer (276) 523-2400 ext. 217
Veterans Upward Bound:

Applying for Educational Benefits:
Mountain Empire Community College programs are approved for enrollment of qualified veterans, survivors, dependents, and certain reservists.

  • New students or new applicants should contact the Veterans Affairs Officer to apply for benefits.
  • Continuing students (those receiving benefits the previous semester) should contact the Veterans Affairs Officer to be recertified each semester.
  • Returning students (those who previously received benefits but have not attended the College for a semester or more) should contact the Veterans Affairs Officer to restart benefits.

Certification Request for VA Education Benefits [MS Word]


MECC Student Veterans Association

Student Veterans Organization LogoMECC Student Veterans Association works to engage the administration, faculty, staff and local veterans in support services to improve the educational experience for all MECC student veterans and their families.
Membership is open to all registered veterans, service members currently enrolled and faculty and staff of MECC that are veterans. Members that graduate will be granted alumni membership status. Student veterans will be greeted with friendship, support, and access to resources that will not only enhance their educational experience but will provide social and cultural awareness opportunities that will last a lifetime.

For more information, please contact Student Veterans Association Sponsor Jim Bates at

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