Veterans & Active Military Members


To serve one’s country in the Armed Forces is truly one of the most noble acts a person can do. To show the nation’s appreciation, the federal government offers special benefits to current and former soldiers to say: “You’ve served your country well. Now enjoy the smooth path towards your life goals, beginning with your education”. But it doesn’t always play out that easily. Whether due to the traumas of combat, reentry to an unstructured civilian lifestyle, or anything in between, the battle for success for many soldiers doesn’t end simply by leaving the battlefield.

At NCTC we understand this and want to show our special appreciation for your service, which is why we formed the Military and Veteran Affinity Group. Set up a one-on-one appointment with one of our educational mentors, or use the NCTC app to connect with like-minded peers with whom you can see eye-to-eye and know you are welcomed and understood. 

Resources

Connect with Affinity Groups two ways:

Reach out to a mentor or download the NCTC App to start connecting with like-minded NCTC students from this community right now!

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Affinity Group Mentors

Mike Scott

Mike Scott
mscott@nctc.edu
(940) 498-6289 

“I enjoy working with vets because they know how to be an individual on a huge team. That ability has always been a unique attribute of the vet.” 

Jennifer Burrows

Jennifer Burrows
jburrows@nctc.edu
(972) 899-8347

“I am so thankful for US Veterans and service men and women who defend our freedom daily. I enjoy the opportunity to help those get connected with resources to help them be successful with their academic goals. Sometimes navigating the system to utilize resources can be difficult. When I have the chance to share information and guide students, I feel as though I have helped them on their academic journey and it's a way for me to give back to them.”

Ashley Fleeks

Ashley Fleeks
afleeks@nctc.edu
(940) 668-7731 ext. 4955

“I served as a School Certifying Official (SCO) for veterans for 5 years. Although I am no longer in that position, I learned a plethora of information that I think all VA student’s should know. I am very grateful and humbled by their sacrifice and bravery; it is an honor to serve such an amazing group of people!”

Jack O'Conner

Jack O'Conner
joconnor@nctc.edu
(940) 498-6258

I am a nine year Army veteran.  I served in the Infantry at 10th Mt Division in New York,  and the 75th Reserve here in D/FW.  I understand the transition from a military way of life to a civilian one - especially a college civilian world - is often not easy.  I want to be available if you need help acclimating to an academic mindset - it's not as daunting as you think!