The Slamming Veteran’s Club at L&C

Alexandra Blockton
ablockton@lc.edu

 

The Veteran’s Club at Lewis and Clark Community College (L&C) started several years ago. Current Director of Career and Veteran Services Terry Lane arrived in the Fall Semester of 2010, it began to expand its activities and become even more noticeable on campus. 

“This club is small but very impactful,” said student/member of Veteran’s Club Jake Masters. Jake is an Army veteran.

The club has lots of resources available to assist campus veterans as well as those in the community. Students should be interested in joining the Veteran’s Club because it is here to serve veterans and their families and to give back to the college and the community. 

 “My desire to serve the community has always been a priority for me. The Veteran’s Club allows me to continue to serve after military service,” said student/president of Veteran’s Club Hannah Hook. Hannah is an Army veteran.

The club sells Krispy Kreme doughnuts each semester to raise funds for donations back to community and veteran organizations. Those sales and donations made it possible to donate $1,125 back to the community in 2019.

The club welcomes all students who are supportive of veterans and military families. 

Club members stay involved in campus and community activities. They sponsor five blood drives on campus each year. They collect donated shoes and eyeglasses and collect and buy toys for Toys for Tots.   

The Veteran’s Club offers veteran students the chance to experience the teamwork they relied on in the military. The transition from military service to civilian life can be difficult for some veterans. Speaking with other veterans can help. 

“The Veteran’s Club and the Veteran’s Resource Centers are examples of L&C’s commitment to our military and veteran students. They are a valued part of the student body, and we want them to feel welcome and appreciated,” said Lane.

If you are a student interested in supporting the Veteran’s Club efforts, please contact student workers listed here:

Hannah Hook: hefry@lc.edu

Jacob Masters: jcmasters@lc.edu

Tate Kuithe: tkuithe@lc.edu 

 

The Veteran’s Resource Center is located on L&C’s Godfrey campus in Caldwell Hall 4335 and at the Nelson Campus in N4 213. You may call 618.468.5501 to reach a club member by phone. For further assistance, please contact Terry Lane at tdlane@lc.edu, at 618.468.5500 or in Baldwin Hall 2418.

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