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September events at the library

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Valley Center Library will hold a Family Coloring Party on September 15 at 4 p.m., offering coloring pages for the whole family to reduce stress or express creativity. Light refreshments will be served. The Headquarters branch of the Genesee District Library, 4195 Pasadena, will hold three computer training classes. Computers 101: Computer Basics on September 13 will cover how to use a mouse, organize files and pictures, and navigate the Internet. Computers 102: Microsoft Word on September 20 will cover Microsoft Word skills including document creation, cutting, copying, pasting and saving. Computers 103: Email and Facebook on September 27 will show to set up an email and Facebook account, and how to share pictures using Facebook. All Genesee District Libraries will be closed September 3-5 for Labor Day. For information about events at other GDL branches visit online at R.S.

MCC Earns Gold ranking as Veteran Friendly School

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) has received a Gold ranking as a Veteran Friendly School for 2016 by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA). Gold is the highest ranking the organization awards to colleges and universities. The rankings were released Aug. 25.

The Veteran-Friendly School program, created by the MVAA, recognizes institutions of higher learning for their dedication to student veterans and dependents utilizing their G.I. Bill and other educational benefits.

“We strive to make Mott College a welcoming and supportive environment for our military veterans and their dependents,” said Dr. Chris Engle, Dean of Enrollment, Retention and Registrar/Title IX Coordinator at MCC. “It is through the dedication, leadership and hard work of staff such as Michele Traver, Operation Coordinator, Records and Veterans Services, and Dave Schaaf, Academic Success Specialist and Student Veteran Advisor, that MCC qualifies as a Gold Veteran Friendly School.”

“We had outstanding applicants, with more than half of this year’s veteran-friendly schools achieving a gold-level designation,” MVAA Director James Robert Redford said. “These colleges and universities have proven their dedication to the men and women who have served their country by ensuring they succeed in achieving their educational goals.”

The rankings make it simple for veterans and their dependents to identify schools throughout Michigan that are committed to supporting them and helping them succeed. Through the Veteran-Friendly School program, veterans will know exactly what services are available to them when they walk onto a campus.

The veteran-friendly designation is available to any institution of higher learning eligible to receive veteran education benefits, regardless of size, location or program delivery.Details: Visit or call 800-MICHVET (800-642-4838).

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