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WILMINGTON, Delaware, June 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Delaware Tech announces the grand opening of its new Veteran Resource Center in Wilmington, supported by a grant from the Navient Community Fund. Located on the Orlando J. George, Jr. campus, the center provides a lounge for students with military ties to study and connect. It also serves as a meeting space for Veterans Inspiring Progress (VIP), a student organization that provides support and networking to the campus veteran community.

“We are grateful for the financial assistance provided by the Navient Community Fund to help us support Delaware Tech student veterans,” said Delaware Tech President Dr. Mark T. Brainard. “Our military veterans are valued members of our college community. We greatly appreciate their service to our country, and we are committed to their academic and professional success.

“Navient and Delaware Tech are committed to providing service members and veterans with the resources they need to achieve their academic goals,” added Mike Maier, U.S. Navy Veteran and Chief Information Officer at Navient. “We thank Delaware Tech for the opportunity to support this dedicated space for veteran students. The Navient Community Fund is proud to support student veterans with a place to study, make lifelong connections, and succeed.

Resources and services available to Delaware Tech veterans include:

  • A Director of Military and Veterans Affairs who coordinates college initiatives statewide
  • Academic advisors dedicated to providing assistance throughout the application and enrollment process
  • Help with Veterans Affairs and Tuition Assistance Benefits
  • Priority of services, including course registration and placement in competitive programs
  • Veterans Inspiring Progress program that connects student veterans with resources to help them succeed and offers support and camaraderie
  • Important Veterans Day events at each campus location
  • Partnerships with military and veteran organizations statewide

This is the second Veterans Resource Center supported by Navient Philanthropy. In 2016, the fund helped establish a Veterans Resource Center at Delaware Tech’s Charles L. Terry Campus in Dover.

Based in Delaware, Navient supports U.S. military and veterans through ongoing hiring efforts, an employee-led Veterans Resource Group, and mentorship and development opportunities. A military benefits team is specially trained to assist military customers.

Navient is a member of the Veteran Jobs Mission, a coalition of companies committed to hiring US military veterans and military spouses. For the eighth consecutive year, Navient has been recognized as a Military Friendly® Employer by the publisher of GI Jobs magazine.

About Navient
Navient (NAVI) provides education finance and business processing technology solutions that simplify complex programs and help millions of people succeed. Our client-centric, data-driven services deliver exceptional results for clients in education, healthcare and government. Learn more at

About Delaware Technical Community College
Delaware Technical Community College, celebrating 50 years as the only community college in the first state, offers more than 100 associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Delaware Tech is a leader in developing the state’s workforce. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has four campuses located in Georgetown, Dover, Stanton and Wilmington. For more information or to make a contribution to Delaware Tech, visit


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