A promising partnership that helps veterans

Helping U.S. military veterans who attend Pima Community College successfully transition to academic life is a priority for PCC. That is what makes a new collaboration between the College and Raytheon Missile Systems, matching student-veterans with volunteer tutors from Raytheon, such an important and promising endeavor.

More than a half-dozen Raytheon engineers have volunteered their time to tutor student-veterans in mathematics and science courses this fall. The partnership is headquartered at Downtown Campus, which recently hosted a lunch to connect students and tutors for the fall semester.

Downtown Campus President Dr. Luba Chliwniak and Vice President of Student Development Jerry Haynes expect about 20 student-veterans to take advantage of this valuable resource. More than 1,400 student-veterans attend PCC each semester. As a veteran of the U.S. Army, I can assure you that the perspectives and experiences these women and men can share with their fellow students and PCC employees will enrich our campuses immeasurably.

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