ENTERPRISE, AL. (WTVY) - A chance to sip on a warm cup of joe and discuss new programs specifically for veterans ...this is “Coffee with Veterans” at Enterprise State Community College.
Isaac Yaronczyk, Disabled Veteran, says "It's one of those things where having an environment with other veterans in a nice comfortable environment and having the time to talk with Mr. Adcock or other faculty here in reference to our education is definitely beneficial."
Isaac Yaronczyk spent five years in the U.S. Army.
"My first duty station was Korea. I was there for a year. From there, I went to Fort Camp, Kentucky for about three and a half years," says Yaronczyk.
Serving those who served us is the goal of ESCC's efforts.
Stephen Adcock, Veterans Affairs and Student Financial Aid Coordinator at Enterprise State Community College, says "It's really an event that we're putting together to give veterans an opportunity to connect with each other and socialize. We are opening it up to veterans of all eras and branches just to give them an opportunity to get together
Fun fact! Enterprise State Community College has been named a military friendly institution for the past five years.
"We're looking at one in four students here at Enterprise State Community College that is affected somehow. So, we really just want to spread the word and just touch base with the students," says Adcock.
Enterprise State Community College shared with those who attended the event some information that may be beneficial to anyone looking to enroll.
"They've just passed what's called the Forever GI Bill where they've taken away the de-limiting dates. So, they're a lot of veterans who may think their benefits have expired but they're not anymore," replied Adcock.
After learning about benefits and new programs being offered… Yaronczyk believes he is on the right track to getting his degree.
"I'm getting my basics done here and then I'm going to transfer to Troy University. I am currently enrolled for business administration degree,” replied Yaronczyk.
Enterprise State Community College hopes to do another "Coffee with Veterans" in January and make it a monthly get-together.