CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- There is an upcoming Student Veterans Meet and Greet event scheduled for March 7th at Corning Community College. The event aims to show support to CCC veterans and learn about their experiences.  

Students, who are veterans, will get a chance to come together and connect with their fellow students, faculty, and staff members in a supportive and welcoming environment. 

The event is a chance for people to foster camaraderie, share stories, and build new connections in the Corning community. CCC’s Chief Diversity Officer Babatunde Ayanfodun said the event is aimed to be the spark that ignited more veterans’ events in the future on campus. 

“We have a small number of veterans, here, on campus,” he said. “But...we would like to grow that number and I think it’s important to know that when they get on campus...they have resources, they have contacts...they have people that can reach out to if they need anything.”  

The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Veterans Lounge, located in the Commons Building.