Veterans & Military Family Services

The Triton College Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is designed to assist veterans as they transition from serving in the Armed Services to Triton College as a student and civilian. We aim to help veteran students successfully attain their educational goals, which will prepare them for a career as well as support them in becoming a lifelong learner.

The Veterans Resource Center was created through the efforts of the 2015 President’s Leadership Academy. The vision stemmed from the Leadership Academy's understanding that Triton College needed to identify a centralized location on campus for veterans to gather, in an effort to strengthen support for veterans in the colleges’ communities. 

The VRC provides veterans in the community, active duty personnel, and their families with a welcoming environment that offers them access to academic, career, and community resources. This goal is accomplished by providing programs on how veterans can access educational and financial assistance through their appropriate benefits, as well as informing them of available campus resources. The VRC also serves as a lounge area that provides a quiet study environment and a computer station to assist our veterans.

To obtain access to the VRC, one must be a Triton College veteran student, or a child of a Triton College veteran student. This information will be verified by  Welcome Center coordinator Toni Neals, and qualifying students will be provided with a VRC sticker that will allow access into the VRC.

VRC Guidelines

Contact & Hours

The Veterans Resource Center is located in the B-Building, Room 280.
The hours of operation are as follows:
Monday – Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Veterans Coordinator:
Toni Neals, Coordinator / Welcome Center
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3731
tonineals@triton.edu

 

Veterans Networking Group

The mission of the Triton College Veterans Networking Group is to assist veterans in navigating the often difficult transition from the military to civilian and/or student life. The group provides a venue for continued camaraderie and networking among student veterans at Triton as well as veterans in the community.

Through this forum, the group offers advice to new veteran students and lobbies the school administration for improved veteran services. The forum also seeks to raise awareness of issues pertaining to returning and transitioning veterans by stimulating discussion on campus between veterans and the general campus community.

The Veterans Networking Group offers regular meetings, networking opportunities and events open to all veterans, regardless of their branch of service.

For more information or to be added to the Veterans Networking Group mailing list, contact Deborah Kaczmarek at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3854, email deborahkaczmarek@triton.edu, or stop by Room A-137 in the A Building.

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Enrollment Checklist

Please Click HERE for steps.

Reminder when Applying: Apply For Veterans' Educational Benefits & Financial Aid
Financial Aid, Student Center, Room B-160
Please reference the Financial Aid Veteran’s Information. Choose the program(s) that you may be eligible for and follow the steps to apply as listed. If seeking additional financial aid, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit Financial Aid and www.fafsa.gov for information and instructions.

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Resourceful Links

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:
AMVETS Scholarships
Troops to Teachers
VA Mortgage Center.com Scholarship
SVA (Student Veterans of America) Scholarship Directory

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES:
Vet Jobs
Recruit Military
Military OneSource
Hire Veterans
Hire a Hero
Federal Jobs Search Engine

LOCAL RESOURCES:
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
Westlake Hospital

Rev. Char Hoffman
River Forest United Methodist Church
7970 Lake Street
River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 771-3668

Dr. Mary Amore, Executive Director
Mayslake Ministries
450 East 22nd Street, Suite 170
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 268-9001

Mr. Stephen Kubiczky
Archdiocesan Long-Term Planning
Archdiocese of Chicago
c/o P.O. Box 68
Riverside, IL 60546

NATIONAL RESOURCES:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Student Veterans of America (SVA)
Accredited Online Schools & Colleges

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