Craven CC will host the 2019 NC Student Transition Resource Initiative for Veteran’s Education (STRIVE) Eastern Conference on Wednesday, April 24 at Orringer Auditorium on the New Bern campus. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 8 a.m.
Founded in 2014 as a project of the Governor’s Working Group, the goal of NC STRIVE is to provide services and supports leading to student veterans’ success in two-year and four-year public and private institutions of higher education in North Carolina. NC STRIVE accomplishes this goal through conferences targeting administrators, support staff and faculty.
This conference will provide the student veteran community with assistance tools and resources to facilitate a smooth transition from the military to higher education and from higher education to the workplace. Each planning committee consists of representatives from community colleges, public and private universities, LME/MCOs, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the Governor’s Institute and Veteran advocacy organizations.
This year’s event will feature guest speakers from the Marine Corps Community Services at MCAS Cherry Point and a student panel consisting of active duty, veteran and dependent students from Craven CC, Park University, East Carolina University and NC Wesleyan. Breakout sessions will be facilitated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Fleet Readiness Center East (FRC-East) and Craven CC’s Workforce Development Programs, Career Programs and Dean of Havelock campus. The event will also include exhibits from federal, state and nonprofit organizations. Lunch will be provided.
This event is for college administrators and is not open to the general public. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nc-strive-eastern-conference-tickets-53147783451.
Submitted by: Craig Ramey, Director of Communications, Craven Community College