LCC Veteran Center Celebrates First Year

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane Community College Veteran Center is celebrating a milestone–its one-year anniversary.

The center has a study room filled with computers and a lounge where veterans can go to rest between classes. It also has a little library where vets can borrow books for the semester instead of buying them.

Veterans who are active with the center say it’s a great place to go and offers the resources necessary for student success.

“Imagine if you’ve got PTSD and you’re trying to do algebra. It gets a little bit frustrating, especially when you’ve got a test coming up. And so you need a place to just kind of come back and relax with people that you know and have an affiliation with,” said Guy Avenell, LCC Veterans Club Secretary.

Center leaders say of the 1,000 student vets, only about 15 to 20 regularly use the vet center resources.

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