MCC Campuses now Designated as ‘Veteran Supportive Campuses’ by State  

Published by The Bee News

April 4, 2022

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MOHAVE COUNTY – Mohave Community College campuses has recently been named an Arizona Veteran Supportive Campus by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services. This means MCC faculty have gone through proper training and the institution now has more extended services for its Veteran students. “Our staff made this happen,” said Hakon Swenhaugen, Veteran Student Support Specialist. “Without the dedication of our campus faculty, we wouldn’t have been able to acquire this title and it shows that there’s still light in this world for positive change when so many other negative things are happening around the world.”

Faculty have gone through Veteran specific training to better relate and serve MCC’s Veteran student population. Training included military sensitivity and awareness, and learning about specific resources to help them improve in their career and life paths.

As an institution we must follow Arizona’s Guidelines for CARE: Connect, Ask, Respond and Engage.

            CONNECT to the culture

            ASK the right questions at the right time

            RESPOND effectively

            ENGAGE in the Military/Veteran Resource Network

MCC has student Veteran centers located on each campus libraries in Kingman, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City, which provides an area for students to utilize internet services, books and an area to study. Students also have the opportunity to be a part of the Veterans Club in Kingman and Lake Havasu City.

“Earning this title means we are listed on the state registry as a Veterans Supportive Campus which can open the possibilities to be known by more potential students from across the country,” Swenhaugen said. “This also tells students that our employees are trained and are dedicated to understanding challenges and how to best serve those who served our country.”

To learn more about MCC’s Military and Veteran Services, visit Mohave.edu/Veteran. For questions, Hakon Swenhaugen, Veteran Student Support Specialist, can be reached at HSwenhaugen@mohave.edu or (928) 757-0818.

The college is currently enrolling students in summer and fall semesters. Those interested in attending the college should start by visiting Mohave.edu/EnrollNow. Applying to become an MCC student is free, and student services employees will assist everyone through the application and enrollment process. Tuition assistance is also available.

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