Contact: Katryn Conlin, Communications Director
For Immediate Release
MSC Southeast announces Open Houses in Winona on November 1 and Red Wing on November 8
Events designed to welcome the public to the college, help veterans learn more about education benefits
Winona and Red Wing (October 25, 2018) --- In November, Minnesota State College Southeast will hold Open Houses on both campuses. The doors will be open for students to visit one-on-one with faculty and staff, explore the campus and program areas, and learn more about the benefits of attending the college.
MSC Southeast Winona Open House
Thursday, November 1, 2018 -- 4 to 6 pm
1250 Homer Road, Winona
MSC Southeast Red Wing Open House
Thursday, November 8, 2018 -- 4 to 6 pm
308 Pioneer Road, Red Wing
"MSC Southeast has so much to offer with a wide range of career, technical, and transfer programs. We want all students and their families to feel welcome to stop by the campus and learn more about the college," said Tammy Vondrasek, Director of Enrollment Services. "Plus, in recognition of November as National Veterans and Military Families Month, we will have a focus on higher education benefits available to veterans, service members, and their families."
MSC Southeast is a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Company and has been named a Military Friendly college by Victory Media. Dedicated college staff will be available at the Open Houses to explain how state and federal tuition reimbursement, VA benefits, the GI bill, and credit for military experience can help military families afford college.
"Many veterans are not aware of how their benefits can be used by family members, and how recent changes in benefits can help them reach their goals," noted Lieutenant Commander Greg Cady, an instructor at MSC Southeast who will attend the Open Houses in Winona and Red Wing. "For example, the Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the 'Forever GI Bill,' enacts several positive changes to GI education benefits. We encourage all veterans, service members and their families to come to our Open House so we can help them achieve their educational dreams!"
Refreshments will be served and visitors can enter drawings for fun door prizes. The college will waive the $20 application fee for anyone who meets with student services staff and applies for admission at the event.
"We are excited to invite everyone to MSC Southeast for a fun and informative event," said Tammy Vondrasek. "We hope you see you at one of our November Open Houses!"
About Minnesota State College Southeast
Minnesota State College Southeast is a two-year technical and community college that prepares students for a lifetime of learning by providing education for employment, skill enhancement, retraining, and transfer, to meet the needs of students and the community. The Winona campus opened in 1949, merging with the Red Wing campus in 1992 and updating its name to Minnesota State College Southeast in 2016 with the change of mission to offer both technical training and the associate of arts degree. Minnesota State College Southeast is a member of Minnesota State. For more information, visit www.southeastmn.edu.