LCCC Named PNGAS Guard-Friendly School

published Thursday, November 12, 2020
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) has recently earned the Guard-Friendly School designation from the Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (PNGAS). PNGAS is a non-profit organization that supports the men, women and veterans of the National Guard, their spouses and families. It is not associated with or legally connected to the Pennsylvania National Guard, the state or federal government, the U.S. Military or the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
 
Developed by the PNGAS Education Advisory Council, the Guard-Friendly School standards were designed to recognize colleges, universities and trade schools that create a supportive learning environment to assist members of the Pennsylvania Guard and their families in pursuing post-secondary degrees. LCCC is one of 13 schools nationwide that recently received the designation, joining a total of 43 out of 480 who are eligible for the designation.
 
LCCC continues to provide resources and support services to more than 350 active military and veteran students, including their spouses and dependents, to meet their specific needs while attending college. Resources include veterans’ lounges at both the Schnecksville and Tamaqua campuses, preferred scheduling, scholarship opportunities and a dedicated Veterans Support Team to provide the resources needed to successfully transition to college. The LCCC Veterans Club provides an opportunity to find support, a purpose and make connections with fellow veteran and military students. In addition, the Veteran Advisory Board ensures LCCC remains current on relevant veteran-related issues. Students can also join SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society that recognizes academic achievements.
 
For more information on LCCC’s veterans programs, contact Leslie Bartholomew at lbartholomew@lccc.edu or 610-799-1545.