Veterans' Resource Center
The Normandale Commitment to Veterans
Normandale Community College honors this country's veterans and military service members by providing steps that will help ensure their transition back to school and the community. This commitment provides trained personnel in the Veterans Resource Center, many of whom are veterans, to assist service members and their families.
The Veterans Resources Center staff assists current and future students with:
^ Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, Col. Jon Jenson, Joint Chief of Staff for the Minnesota National Guard, Annette Kuyper, Director of Military Outreach; Lisa Wheeler, Vice President of Student Affairs, Kari Rusch-Curl, Academic Advisor for Veteran Students
A Welcome Gathering Place
The Veterans Resource Center serves as a place on campus where service members and interested students can gather and socialize with other current and former members of the military who are Normandale students, alumni, staff and faculty. Drop in to visit or make an appointment to talk with the Center Staff.
Normandale, which has one of the highest military veteran populations among Minnesota State institutions, is one of nine two-year colleges in the system to be deemed a Yellow Ribbon Company.
To earn this designation, Normandale has served as host site for Yellow Ribbon meetings, re-integrations, and other events sponsored by the Minnesota National Guard. The college has also partnered with the Hennepin South Workforce Development Center to promote opportunities to veterans, participated in Joining Forces program to bring awareness to healthcare needs of veterans, partnered with American Corporate Partners (ACP) to provide mentoring opportunities for veterans, and engaged in many other activities to benefit military veterans on campus and in the community.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has a helpful resource page for service members, veterans and their families. Click here for more.
Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) is a program of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Learn more and get connected to this program here.