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BCTC makes college information for veterans more accessible

Published on Nov 11, 2020

Tim Leshney, BCTC GraduateLEXINGTON, KY - Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) is proud to serve those who served our country, like graduate Tim Leshney. Veterans, active military personnel and military affiliated students can now easily find information about taking classes or obtaining support services at BCTC. 

"We all owe a great debt to those who have served in our military," BCTC President Dr. Koffi Akakpo said. "It is our honor to welcome them to our campuses and provide services as they explore future career choices or advancement. We are grateful for all they add to our campus community."

The Military and Veterans Services page provides information about admissions, VA benefits, credit for military training and resources for prospective student veterans. It also provides veterans one-on-one assistance from BCTC staff who can walk them through the enrollment process.

As military personnel themselves, BCTC staff members understand the questions and concerns prospective students may have. "Serving eight years in the Army Reserves and being a combat veteran helps me in assisting our military, veterans and military affiliated students at BCTC," said Desiree Marshall, BCTC VA Coordinator/School Certifying Official. "Knowing the jargon and experiences creates a sense of camaraderie that hopefully comforts each student when seeking services. I am proud to have served and enjoy serving students at BCTC."

Those interested in attending BCTC will find an admissions checklist on the new webpage that clearly identifies the steps prospective students may take to get enrolled locally or in online classes. Online classes through BCTC enable active military personnel to take classes from anywhere in the world.

For more information on what BCTC offers active military members, veterans and those military affiliated, visit the website or contact Desiree Marshall at 859-246-6820 or desiree.marshall@kctcs.edu.