Online Originals: Veterans Day Brunch encourages veteran students to finish degrees

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KENANSVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – James Sprunt Community College hosted a “Veterans Day Brunch and Mingle” Thursday morning.

The event was specifically for veterans and their families to give them an opportunity to build relationships with one another from 9 AM-1 PM.

“It has been shown that 30-40% of veterans who use their GI Benefits do not graduate.” Cheryl Hemric, Director of Marketing & Public Information

The event aims to increase the completion of degrees by building close relationships with other veterans students.

“By coming to school they learn different skills that they have might not have access to or maybe tap into the skills that they had while in the military and expand upon that into their careers.” Sholanda Moore, Veteran Affairs Specialist 

Click the video above to hear from a student who transitioned out of the military!

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