Lone Star College System offers additional support for veterans
Published on: November 08, 2013
Lone Star College System has partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs to offer on-campus vocational and rehabilitative counseling for veterans through the VA’s "VetSuccess on Campus" program.
The VetSuccess on Campus program (VSOC) places experienced VA counselors at schools across the country to assist the growing number of veterans on college campuses. VSOC counselors provide resources to help veterans achieve their academic goals and find meaningful careers.
“Lone Star College is proud to have been selected to take part in this very important program,” said Juanita L. Chrysanthou, vice chancellor, student success, LSCS. “We are committed to student success and programs such as VetSuccess on Campus helps to ensure that the health, educational and benefit needs of our veterans are met.”
“VetSuccess on Campus is an innovative approach to help veterans in the often difficult transition from military service to academic life,” said Allison Hickey, undersecretary for benefits, Veteran Affairs.
The experienced VOC counselors maintain close relationships with local VA Vet Centers and VA medical facilities to assist veterans with counseling and medical services, as well as enrolling and applying for VA benefits – medical and nonmedical.
LSCS is an approved VA school, which allows veterans to apply their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits for their education. Veterans are able to receive assistance on each LSCS campus through dedicated veteran advisors and student veterans’ groups. In addition, LSCS offers financial aid, career services, disability and counseling services, and retraining assistance programs.
For fall 2013, there were nearly 2,300 veterans attending LSCS using GI Bill funding.
U.S. servicemen are shown presenting colors at the
Texas College Credit for Heroes summit held earlier this year at LSC-University Park
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online.