Veteran Students at Three Rivers Community College

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Welcome

Three Rivers Community College welcomes our Veteran and Active Duty students from all branches of the Service. We recognize the contributions that you have made in the service, and the contributions that you make to our campus life, both in and out of the classroom. We are also aware that you may have special concerns and/or requirements as you embark on your college journey.  Three Rivers Community College is proud of its designation as a Military Friendly School and we are constantly seeking to update and improve our services for Veteran Students. To that end we have developed this web page to provide information and resources to assist you.

Steps to Ensuring Academic Success       

  • Military Transcript Evaluation
  • Selecting a major/program of study and benefits requirements
  • Staying connected (advising)
  • Utilizing support services

Resources for Veterans' on Campus    

Oasis Center: located in room F203 and staffed by fellow veterans, this center provides resources and a haven for our Veteran students. Oasis Center Fact Sheet

Veterans' Benefits requirements and procedures.

Veteran's Certifying Officer: Terri DeBarros 860-215-9235, Room A115, tdebarros@trcc.commnet.edu

Advisors: your academic advisor should be your primary advisor. Sharon Lincoln and Christine Languth can assist with verifying that courses will be approved for certification. Both are located in the Student Services Suite (A113)

The College also has a number of faculty and staff who are Veterans who can also serve as informal support for our student Veterans. Below are their names and contact information:

Jeff Crouch, Room D 209-C, 860-215-9418, jcrouch@threerivers.edu                                        Nancy Czarzasty, Room C 244, 860-215-9419, nczarzasty@threerivers.edu                                 Ron Greenier, C 140, 860-215-9432, rgreenier@threerivers.edu                                              James Sherrard, C 210, 860-215-9472, jsherrard@threerivers.edu                    

Counseling Center: Professional counselors are available to assist you with personal issues and to connect you to internal and external resources. Stop by Room A117 to meet with a counselor. Walk-in or by appointment

TASCThe Tutoring and Academic Support Center provides all students with academic assistance in all subject areas that are offered at the college. Services are free. The TASC is located next to the Library in room C117.                                                                    

Off-Campus Veterans' Resources

Norwich Veterans Center: 860-887-1755 

Contact: Don Straub 

Located at 2 Cliff Street, Norwich,CT                                 

Provides readjustment counseling services, sexual trauma counseling, Post-traumatic Stress outpatient treatment. Services include support groups and peer-led groups.  

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255  Press 1: Text 838255 Chat online VeteransCrisisLine.net     Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll free hotline, online chat or text messaging.    

CT Department of Banking Financial Resources for Veterans: click here

Community Renewal Team: Supportive services for Veterans' families.  Contact Tyeisha Saffold, Outreach Worker at 860-778-2423 or email at paliwodam@crtct.org. Website: Community Renewal Team

GI Bill Comparison Tool:  compare benefits and research programs.