CC program to help vets return to civilian life

By: Lisa S. Icenogle

Sep 29, 2021 | Casper College News

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A new program, “Boots to Books,” has been started at Casper College to help veterans transition to civilian life and the college environment.

Started by the Casper College Veterans Services, the new on-campus initiative is for all new and current military and veteran students. According to Nick Whipps, the program is designed to help veterans transition to civilian life and the college environment. Boots to Books will focus on building skills needed for college success and help student veterans transfer their military experience to career building.

“The program will even tackle more complex issues such as anger management and post-traumatic stress. Boots to Books will try to create an atmosphere in class that replicates the camaraderie of active duty,” said Whipps, veteran and military student services coordinator.

The program is one more addition to the student success initiatives for military students at Casper College. “Casper College Veterans Services is tasked with the mission to help our student veterans transition. They gave up four years or more of their lives, and we want to do everything that we can to ensure their success at Casper College during their time here and after graduation,” noted Whipps.

A session is held every Monday at 4 p.m. in the Casper College Veterans Center on the second floor of the Goodstein Foundation Library. Boots to Books is open to all current military and veteran students. The Goodstein Foundation Library is located on the Casper College campus.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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