Moraine Park Technical College has earned the ninth spot, out of 21 technical colleges nationwide, on the “Military Times Best: Colleges 2019” rankings. This honor recognizes career and technical colleges for their commitment to educating and providing opportunities to America’s veterans.
POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 21, 2018
National POW/MIA (Prisoner of War/Missing in Action) Recognition Day is September 21 (annually the third Friday in September) and I thought this would be a great opportunity to provide some of the history on the flag you may have seen featuring a silhouette of an individual before a guard tower and barbed wire in white on a black field with the words “You Are Not Forgotten”.
“Take a moment to think about those who lost their lives that day and then reflect on where you were and what you were doing when this happened and how much has changed in your life because of it.” – Steve Pepper, student veteran specialist at Moraine Park
This my third and final installment of a blog series introducing military service and veterans to educators and administrators in higher education. In Part One, I discussed the demographics and composition of the veteran community, addressing who veterans are and what they ‘look like’ upon transitioning out.
The public will have an opportunity on Thursday, March 29 to learn about the Vietnam War from those who served. Moraine Park Technical College and Marian University will host two educational presentations put on by the Vietnam Veterans Association, Chapter 351 of Appleton.
The presentations are free and consist of a panel discussion with several Vietnam veterans who will focus on the history, politics, and legacies that were part of the Vietnam experience, as well as their personal recollections. The event will also include an interactive 80-foot traveling display of artifacts, equipment, and memorabilia.
Moraine Park Technical College is committed to and proud of our veteran and military students. For eight straight years, Moraine Park has made Victory Media’s list of Military Friendly Schools for its commitment in serving veterans as students—with benefits for student veterans such as on-campus veterans programs, credit for service, and military spouse programs.
To continue our close work with military students and their families, Moraine Park is excited to partner with the Community College of these Air Force (CCAF) to offer the General Education Mobile (GEM) Program. Participating in the General Education Mobile (GEM) enables CCAF students to fulfill their general education requirements towards an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science.
This opportunity allows Airmen to take advantage of Moraine Park’s excellent online coursework with several general education options. The following are options for this specific program: