Message from the president
Welcome to Metropolitan Community College.
You have served our Nation proudly. Now it is our privilege to serve you, by helping you meet your educational, developmental, and professional goals.
MCC truly values its service members, Veterans, and their families. Your unique experiences enrich the overall learning environment for all of our students.
Whether you plan to take a few classes, obtain a professional credential, or complete a two year program, please know we stand ready to assist you in meeting your goals.
At MCC, you will find an array of resources to aid in your transition to college life and to help ensure your academic and career success. These resources include dedicated spaces and services designed specifically for you, including professional advising, counseling, and support services, all provided by individuals who care and have a vested interest in your success.
We are excited to have you as part of our student body and look forward to helping you achieve your goals. Thank you again for the privilege of serving you at MCC.
—Randy Schmailzl, College President
Welcome to MCC Veterans and Military Resource Center (VMRC)
The VMRC should be the first stop for new and returning student Veterans. All VMRC services and resources are available for Veterans, active duty, Guard and Reserves and their family members. The center serves as a liaison with other school functions and teams with VA, DoD, State and community resources to help ensure your success at MCC and in meeting life and career goals.
The VMRC is located at MCC's South Omaha Campus, Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) Bldg, Room 101. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Contact us at 531-622-4770 or VeteransCenter@mccneb.edu
VMRC Staff Members
Daniel Mohr, AF Vet, Veterans Center Director
David Reyes, AF Vet, Veterans Center Assistant
Fair Rezanka, AF Vet, Veterans Center Brand Ambassador
Luis Ortiz, Marine Vet, Veterans Center Brand Ambassador
Veteran Center Services
- Educational planning and academic and tutoring support
- Information on VA, DoD, and state benefits
- Assistance with obtaining MCC and community resources
- On-site VA, VA hospital, state, and VSO representatives
- VA Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Counselor
- Programming and events specifically for militlary-connected students
- Student Veterans Organization
- Quiet room with massage chair to relax and rejuvenate
- Private study rooms, computers, and internet access
- Complimentary coffee and other refreshments
- Dedicated space to meet and network with others who have similar experiences
EVENTS -- listed events hosted in VMRC
- "Cookies and Cocoa" with the Student Veterans Organization & #BeKind Student Club, Friday, December 8, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, VMRC, CAM Bldg, Room 101. Enjoy fresh cookies and hot cocoa at this come and go event. Also, for those wanting to participate, there will be an opportunity to donate new, unwrapped toys for "Marine Reserve Toys for Tots" or non-perishable (microwaveable preferred) food items for MCC's "180 Re-Entry Assistance Program." For those unable to participate in "Cookies and Cocoa," but still want to donate to "Toys for Tots" or "180 RAP" items can drop off items through Friday, December 8 at the following locations: SOC CAM 101, SOC Student Services, ATC, EVC, Sarpy Center, and FOC Bldg 23.
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Programs, Initiatives and additional Info
If you have questions or need assistance, the VMRC staff can walk you through the MCC application process. It is free to apply and completing an application does not obligate you to attend at MCC. To apply for admission go to Apply. NOTE: Students who have not attended MCC in the past two years will also need to complete an application. We can provide basic information about MCC academic programs and POC information.
Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Program
MCC's Veterans & Military Resource Center (VMRC) is proud to announce the addition of Heather Bojanski as a member of its extended support staff. Heather works for the VA and serves as our Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership or VITAL Counselor.
The VITAL program is a collaborative effort between the school, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and state and local agencies to ensure our student Veterans, military and family members get the tools they need to succeed. In addition to serving as a trusted counselor and advocate for students, other actions Heather can help with include:
- Assistance with VA health care enrollment and information updates
- VA Vocational Rehabilitation—referral and coordination
- Coordination of VA health care services
- Veteran health care appointment scheduling
- Liaison with VA health care providers and VBA personnel
- Referrals to on-campus and state, county, and local services for Veterans
- Consultation and support regarding issues impacting academic performance and retention
For questions, or to talk with Heather, please contact the VMRC at email@example.com or contact Heather directly at Heather.Bojanski@va.gov.
Learn more about the VITAL Initiative.
Student Veterans Organization
MCC Student Veterans Organization (SVO) is a charter member of Student Veterans of America. The SVO is student-driven and provides opportunities to develop leadership and to network and support fellow Veterans in academic, community and social settings. To learn more about the SVO, contact the VMRC at VeteransCenter@mccneb.edu or 531-622- 4770. Learn more about the SVA. The next SVO meeting will be during the winter term.
Veterans and Service Members Graduation Recognition
In order to recognize its Veteran and military students, MCC is proud to present eligible graduates with a red, white and blue honor cord. Eligible students can pick up their honor cords when checking in for the graduation ceremony. In addition to the honor cord, students’ Veteran or military status will be recognized during the ceremony. If not attending the graduation ceremony, students can stop by the Veterans and Military Resource Center to obtain an honor cord.
MCC Humanities faculty member Laura Chambers assembled a reading list for Veterans. Check out the recommended veteran reading list and Book Club.
Interested in being a STUDENT AttendAnt in the VMRC?
Are you interested in helping other Veterans and military-connected students achieve educational success? As a VMRC student attendent you have an opportunity to guide and help fellow students on their MCC journey. Student attendants are considered PT paid school employees. To learn more, please contact or visit the VMRC.
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