Veteran Center of Excellence Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting | ECTC

Veteran Center of Excellence Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) is proud to announce the opening of the Veteran Center of Excellence on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 12:00 pm 1:30 pm. The ceremony will take place in the Regional Postsecondary Education Center (RPC), Room 212 on the main campus located in Elizabethtown, KY. Funding is provided by the Department of Education to expand veteran student success through comprehensive support services designed to meet the academic, social, financial, and physical needs of veteran students.

The formal opening ceremonies begin at 12:00 pm with a presentation of the colors provided by Fort Knox Human Resources Command Honor Guard, followed by remarks from the college President, Dr. Thelma White, the Director of the Veteran Center of Excellence, Monica Gallego, and special guest speaker Deputy Commissioner of Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs, Heather French Henry. A reception and center tours will follow.

For more information, please contact the Veteran Center of Excellence at 270-706-8736, located at 610 College Street Road, Elizabethtown, KY.

For press inquiries, please contact Mary Jo King at 270-706-8530 or by email at

About ECTC and the Veteran Center of Excellence

ECTC is an open access, public postsecondary institution serving central Kentucky students from 12 counties, including more than 600 enrolled veteran students. The college offers associate degrees, diploma and certificate programs; provides continuing education, adult education and customized training for business and industry partners; and actively partners with the local community and Fort Knox.

The Veteran Center of Excellence is funded by a three-year grant from the Department of Education. Some of the services/programs provided by the center include, but are not limited to: academic and career counseling, peer-to-peer mentorship program, book lending program, information and referral, dedicated veteran space and computer lab, and Student Veteran Organization.