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Gadsden State Community College

        Our Mission: To Serve, Support, and Educate

            

Serving Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall,      St. Clair, and Talladega Counties

 

Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a pre-college program designed to motivate and assist veterans in developing academic and other requisite skills necessary to successfully enroll in and complete a postsecondary education program.

 

Benefits, services, and materials are no cost to eligible veterans

Program eligibility is not limited to veterans planning to attend Gadsden State

 

Benefits & Services

  • Academic Assessment
  • Academic Course Assistance
  • Book Loan Program
  • College Enrollment
  • Computer Lab
  • Career Planning & Preparation
  • Individual Education Plan
  • Seminars & Workshops
  • Scholarships & Financial Aid Information
  • Stipend
  • Tutorial Services

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. military veteran with a minimum of 181 days of active duty, or
  • If less than 181 days, discharge or release is due to a service connected disability, or
  • A member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces called to active duty for a period of more than 30 days, or
  • A member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of a contingency operation on or after September 11, 2001
  • All discharges qualify except dishonorable
  • All participants must be low-income (based on family income & number of dependents) or first generation college students (neither parent earned a 4-year degree) or high risk for academic failure.

 

How to Apply

Applications may be completed at all VUB locations (See brochure). Please contact VUB via phone     256-549-8328 or 256-549-8286, or via email vub@gadsdenstate.edu for more details.

 

Meet the Staff

                                                     

         Tia Freeman                                                                               Jill Heishman

            Director                                                                            Academic Coordinator

tfreeman@gadsdenstate.edu                                                       jheishman@gadsdenstate.edu

                                                                                                                                  

                                                   

          Willie Ragland                                                                          Stephanie Mitchell

              Tutor                                                                                          Clerk

wragland@gadsdenstate.edu                                                         smitchell@gadsdenstate.edu    

 

                                               

           Venita Granger                                                                            Candice Hale

          Math Instructor                                                                   McClellan Site Manager                               vgranger@gadsdenstate.edu                                                       chale@gadsdenstate.edu 

 

 

                                                                                                                 

 

             Terrie Dabit                                                

        Ayers Site Manager                                                                                            

    tdabit@gadsdenstate.edu                                                             

 

 

Veterans Affairs

Through its Veterans Affairs Office, GSCC cooperates with the Veterans Administration and with students who receive V. A. benefits to ensure that the objectives of the V. A. are pursued to the fullest advantage to both parties. The policies and procedures followed by the College are explained in the College Regulations portion of this catalog. See also the information on the Alabama G. I. Dependents' Scholarship Program, presented under Financial Assistance.