VFW colorguardCollin College District President Dr. Neil Matkin recently welcomed guests at a reception for newly renovated Veterans Resource Centers (VRC) at Collin College. The college offers three VRCs which provide support for students who are eligible for veterans’ benefits at each of the college’s major campuses in Frisco, Plano and McKinney.

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 provided throughout the year include workshops on topics such as finances, resume writing and interview skills. 

Student posting on mapReception 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.

The VRCS are located in room D200 at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano; room B122C at the Central Park Campus, 2200 W. University Dr. in McKinney and room F141 at the Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco.

To view more images of the event, visit http://www.collin.edu/webgalleries/vrcopening/source/vrcopening-0078.htm