Dear Veteran, Family Member or Friend:

Let me begin by saying thank you to all veterans for their service to our great nation. NCK Tech is proud to have several U.S. military veterans currently enrolled as students, as well as many veteran alumni who are now serving our country through the workforce. NCK Tech remains committed to helping veterans reach their career goals and honoring their service to both our country and the workforce.

The purpose of this letter is to invite you to join NCK Tech in a celebration designed to honor veterans for their service to the military and their contribution to our nation’s workforce. As a sign of our appreciation, NCK Tech has established a “Veterans Honorary Associates Degree of Technical Education. We would like to ask you to consider nominating a veteran you know, or even yourself, for this award.

North Central Kansas Technical College understands many service men and women, upon leaving the armed forces, immediately returned home and joined the workforces to provide for themselves and support their families. Many acquired technical skills while performing their job but never earned a college degree acknowledging their abilities. It is our intention, through awarding this degree, to honor those veterans for their military service, their technical skills and their lifetime contribution to our nation’s workforce.

Consideration for the Veterans Honorary Associates Degree of Technical Education applicants should meet the following criteria:
• Honorable discharge from a branch of the United States military
• Minimum age of 50, posthumous nominations will also be considered
• Provide the advising committee with discharge papers (form DD-214)
• Submit a complete Veterans Honorary Associates Degree of Technical Education nomination form including letter outlining military and workforce experiences

Qualifying veterans may participate in NCK Tech’s spring commencement and recognized for their service. The veteran may choose to attend a reception and ceremony at either Beloit, KS, Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m. or Hays, KS, Saturday, May 11 at 11:30 a.m.

To nominate a veteran for this honor complete a nomination form on our website – and submit electronically to the college. To receive a printed nomination form, call the college at 1-800-658-4655 and request a nomination form mailed to you.

In closing, the faculty and staff of NCK Tech, along with our advisory committee, would like to express our gratitude for your military service and commitment to our country’s workforce. Thank you for your contribution to the United States and may God Bless America.

Eric Burks
President, NCK Tech