VIRGINIA BEACH - Tidewater Community College's Va. Beach campus is marking Veterans Day Monday with a greater focus on the military.

The new Center for Military and Veterans Education opened at 1:00 p.m. It will provide support for TCC's 14,000-plus military-related students who account for more than 30 percent of the student body, officials said.

'We are proud to observe Veterans Day and honor our military and their families,' said TCC President Edna Baehre-Kolovani. 'And we are pleased to provide active duty military service members, veterans and their families a dedicated resource to serve all of their education needs.'

The CMVE will include expanded, dedicated staff and advisors specializing in the unique needs of military-related students on TCC's campuses and around the globe. Staff members are trained to help students with admissions needs and financial concerns, and develop a roadmap for academic success and workforce development. The Center also provides counselors skilled in non-academic issues of concern to veterans and even a special lounge for military-related students.

The center is located on the Virginia Beach Campus of TCC, 1700 College Crescent, in the Kempsville Building.

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