Hawkeye Community College is hosting a College Planning Open House for veterans, military members, and their families on Thursday, May 23, from 4-6 PM. The event will focus on providing information to help military personnel and their families transition into college life in order to build careers through education.  The Open House will be held in Tama Hall on Hawkeye Community College’s main campus, located at 1501 East Orange Road.

Participants will learn first-hand about the more than 45 programs offered at Hawkeye, financial aid options, student support services, and career planning.  Attendees will be able to talk with Robin Knight, Hawkeye’s Veteran Services coordinator, about the educational benefits earned through military service. Hawkeye has more than 300 student veterans, current military, and dependents and was named a Military Friendly School by Magna Publications, G.I. Jobs Magazine.

“Leaving military service and coming to college can be a daunting process. Many times the application processes for education benefits can be overwhelming. Our goal is to make that transition easier,” explains Robin Knight.

For more information, contact Jason Streed at 319-296-4206 or jason.streed@hawkeyecollege.edu.