More space has meant more participation from student veterans in the Veterans Resource Center at Western Nevada College.
The VRC relocated from one wing of the Cedar Building to the other in October, creating a more comfortable learning and social environment for veterans at WNC.
“I’ve seen 25 to 30 guys in there at once already, compared to six in our last location,” said VRC Coordinator Kevin Burns.
With the center now located in Room 300 and Burns and Richard Vlach, an administrative assistant, located in Room 302, veterans are now able to break into three or four small group to study, with a computer room available for quiet study.
“It’s working out wonderfully,” Burns said. “Our numbers are up drastically because we have so much more space.”
The VRC opened in January of 2013 and has thrived by operating under the motto of “Vets helping Vets.”
Among the services the VRC provides are tutoring and mentoring, not to mention camaraderie.
“It’s a space they come to where they feel more comfortable and feel like they belong,” Burns said.