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Collin College Celebrates Veterans Resource Centers

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Collin College Celebrates Veterans Resource Centers

(Pictured from left): Collin College District President Dr. Neil Matkin and speakers William Dwiggins, Colonel, USMC RET., Veterans Education Coordinator, Texas Veterans Commission and Robert Scott, assistant vice president, Customer Care Center, State Farm join State Farm representatives Stacey Albin, Princella Young, Mackenzie Long and Darren Allred and celebrate the Collin College Veterans Resource Centers.
(Pictured from left): Collin College District President Dr. Neil Matkin and speakers William Dwiggins, Colonel, USMC RET., Veterans Education Coordinator, Texas Veterans Commission and Robert Scott, assistant vice president, Customer Care Center, State Farm join State Farm representatives Stacey Albin, Princella Young, Mackenzie Long and Darren Allred and celebrate the Collin College Veterans Resource Centers.
Nov. 10, 2017- Collin College recently welcomed guests at a reception and open house for its newly renovated Veterans Resource Centers (VRC). The reception took place at the VRC on the college's Spring Creek Campus in Plano.

Collin College operates three VRCs, one at each of the college's major campuses in Frisco, Plano and McKinney. The centers provide support for students who are eligible for veterans' benefits.

State Farm was a major contributor for the VRCs, which offer a place for veteran students to study, receive information and assistance with educational benefits and support resources, and connect with each other. Additional services include workshops on topics such as finances, resume writing and interview skills.

Reception highlights included presentation of the colors and the national anthem by representatives of the American Legion Peter J. Courcy Post 178 in Frisco as well as addresses from Robert Scott, vice president of the Customer Care Center for State Farm and William O. Dwiggins, Colonel, USMC RET., veterans education coordinator for the Texas Veterans Commission.

Collin College District President Dr. Matkin served as host and emcee at the reception. Himself a Navy veteran, Dr. Matkin said he was proud that the college could serve veterans and their families at the newly renovated resource centers.

"It is an honor to be able to give back to those who gave so much for us," he said. "We are grateful to State Farm for providing the financial support that helped make these expanded facilities possible."

The VRCS are located in room D200 at the Spring Creek Campus in Plano, room B122C at the Central Park Campus in McKinney and room F141 at the Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco.

Collin College serves more than 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,200 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman's University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.