New Veteran Club in Townby Michael Patrick Brewer on Sep. 08, 2009, under Veteran Legislative Update, Veteran Pals, Veterans Benefits, Veterans' Spouses, Partners & Families
This past Friday, September 4th, a group of Iraq and Afghan Vets gathered at the Downtown Campus of Pima Community College to form a new Veterans Club. The timing is right and the energy is high for these young warriors to gather together in a brotherhood of common experiences and guide themselves through the trails of academic life.
I only wish we had such camaraderie after the Nam. Possibly college life would not have been laced with as many obstacles as the war itself. With only 10 years to use the GI Bill, it took many vets that long to adjust, and by then the benefits were gone.
These men and women are on their game. The organizational skills of many of the first time attendees were impressive. The group of soldiers, sailors and Marines wasted no time in electing a slate of officers and establishing meeting times, currently to be on Fridays at 1pm in the Student Life Conference Room at the Downtown Campus.
The club members submitted a variety of names and selected the name; PCC Vets4Vets.
The officers for the Charter Organization are as follows:
President: Scotty Scotton/ United States Army veteran of 5 Conflicts
Vice President: Chris Clemens/ United States Army
Secretary: Levi Godkin/ United States Navy
Treasurer: Sam Rodenberger/ United States Army
Faculty Advisor: Tim Kelliher/ Army Ranger/ 206-7207
Student Life Coordinator: Bill Marshall/ Work Study/ Former Parachute Instructor.
Staff Program Coordinator: Mike Lopez/ 206-7528
At Large Resource Staff: Bob Hyde/ United States Navy Submarines/ Adjunct Teacher in
Business and Tutor. Owner of Artistic Gifts on 4th Ave.
Michael Brewer/ United States Marine Corps/ Chaplain for Pointman
Ministries Inc/ Service Officer Marine Corps League Nighthawk 72
Detachment/ Mentor for Merritt Retreat Center for Returning
For more information contact the PCC Vets4Vets President; Scotty Scotton at 272-7031 or the Campus staff; Mike Lopez at 206-7528