Wadhams Veterans Center

melanie chenNathaniel Jaskierny

Student veterans prepare to continue lifetime of service

One of the best aspects of Melanie Chen’s time at Washtenaw Community College has been the lineup of instructors who teach in-depth and make time for students outside of class.

Adjusting to civilian life after the military came with challenges, but Nathaniel Jaskierny has navigated the transition smoothly from the campus of Washtenaw Community College.

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Vet Fest

Saturday, August 3

  • Free Admission & Parking
  • Free Lunch
  • Live Music
  • Prize Raffles
  • Kids' Activities
  • Ice Cream
  • Military Displays
  • 50+ Veteran Service Providers & Agencies
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Welcome to the Wadhams Veterans Center, a place on campus for veterans to call home and connect with other military students. Wadhams Center provides military-friendly programs to serve all former and current active-duty military personnel, spouses, and dependents of veterans, and students in the National Guard or Reserves.

Have you served in the military? Are you the spouse or dependent of someone who has served our country? If so, WCC is here to help you reach your educational goals! We are a military-friendly school with gold-level status from the Michigan Veterans' Affairs Agency. Take advantage of all that WCC has to offer military-affiliated students.

If you want to meet fellow students and get help making your transition into college life easier, visit us. We provide resources and support such as:

  • Academic advising
  • Assistance with completing the process to obtain veteran benefits
  • Assistance with understanding WCC policies and procedures that relate to veterans
  • Certification of enrollment for benefits
  • Computers for school use

Military educational benefits

A variety of military benefits are available to help you achieve your education and career goals.

GI Bill® benefits may be used for academic programs that lead to a degree or certificate. Other benefits may be used for academic programs. Learn more about how to take advantage of your military educational benefits.


When life gets complicated and stressful, WCC's counseling staff is available to assist you by offering personal counseling so you can continue to reach your academic goals.

VA counselors are available on a limited basis on campus to help coordinate your access to benefits and other resources.

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Our center was renamed on Veterans Day 2015, in honor of Tim and Laurie Wadhams for their generous support of the college and continuation of the Veterans Center. WCC is proud to be designated as a Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency Veteran Friendly School.

Upcoming Events

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offer d by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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