Dr. Gregg Busch, President of Mesalands Community College, announced August 11, 2021, Veterans Day, his plans to add a Veterans Student Center at Mesalands.
The Veterans Student Center will create a special area dedicated to veterans and active duty military and will serve as a lounge, computer lab, and a location where veterans may gather to support each other and share in their military experience and collaborate on college assignments.
Jessica Gonzales will continue to assist veterans with financial assistance to attend college and support students using the GI Bill. The final design of the Center is being done in collaboration with leadership and Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2528 of Tucumcari.
“On this day, we pause to thank the men and women who have selflessly served our country. In an act of thanks, we are proud to announce today the addition of a Veterans Student Center to provide a place on campus to assist them in becoming successful in academic or training goals. Mesalands is dedicated to the success of all students and are developing this space in collaboration with the Tucumcari VFW to not only honor veterans but as a location in which we can address the special needs of our veterans and active military students and assist them in overcoming any barriers they may face in achieving their career goals.” Dr. Busch stated in his declaration.