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Veterans Eager to Succeed (VETS) Club

Vets

V.E.T.S. or Veterans Eager to Succeed is a student club that gives veterans and their family members a place to meet with like-minded individuals and enjoy each other’s company while making Iowa Western a better place for veterans.

The purpose of the V.E.T.S. club is:

  • To provide peer support to student veterans
  • To increase retention and completion rate of student veterans
  • To aid in the transition from military service to student veterans
  • To raise awareness of issues related to service related disabilities
  • To compile resources available to veterans
  • To represent student veterans at Iowa Western Community College
  • To increase veteran enrollment at Iowa Western Community College

The V.E.T.S. club recognizes and supports veterans on campus by hosting events on Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day. We are recognized as a voice of veterans and have been able to aid in securing resources for veterans as well as recognizing their importance.

The following are highlights of past accomplishments of the club:

  • Sponsored a scholarship grant through the American Legion Foundation of Iowa
  • Provided input for the Military Friendly Schools designation
  • Present the Veteran’s Day ceremony each November
  • Built a Memorial Day tribute cemetery on campus
  • Presented “Quilts of Valor” to combat veterans
  • Hosted the “Remembering Our Fallen” display in the student center
  • Participated in the Veteran’s Day parade in Council Bluffs
  • Volunteered at the Homeless Veteran’s Stand Down
  • Volunteered with the American Legion, Post #2 in Council Bluffs when they remodeled
  • Hosted a showing of the movie, “Honor Flight: One Last Mission”

Contact Dean Giese Instructor-Diesel Technology V.E.T.S. Club Advisor