Vietnam Veterans Donate $2K to MWCC Veteran Students

Members of the Gardner-based Chapter 907 of the Vietnam Veterans of America recently donated $2,000 to the MWCC Foundation to support scholarships for veterans. Pictured from left are: MWCC Director of Veteran Services Robert Mayer, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 907 President Jim Benton, MWCC President James Vander Hooven, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 907 Vice President Charles Hodgkinson and Marianne Temes from Friends of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Members of Gardner-based Chapter 907 of the Vietnam Veterans of America recently donated $2,000 to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veterans Memorial Scholarship.

“This donation makes a real difference,” said MWCC President James Vander Hooven who accepted the donation on behalf of the college.

The Veterans Memorial Scholarship was established to assist student veterans and ensure that their service and sacrifices will not be forgotten. Scholarship funds are awarded to new or returning full-time students who were honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces, or are currently serving in the Reserves or National Guard.