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MCC Student Veterans Receive $1,000 Grant from Elks Lodge for Laptop Program[Monday, April 17, 2017]
MCC student veteran Sean Eigenfeld and leader of the Woodstock Elks Lodge, presented a check for $1,000 to his fellow veterans to support the veterans laptop program at MCC. Pictured are, from left, front row: Leonela Lazaro, Chad Martin, Sean Eigenfeld, Jessica Gasaway, Erika Tavitas, Rachelle Starr and back row: Brianne Sullivan, Collin Wilson, Student Veterans Association (SVA) co-advisor Loreen Keller, Andrew Shaughnessy, Whitney Morgan, Carrie Dinovo, Ryan Jones, Patrick Busse, Mark Havrilak, and SVA co-advisor Don Curfman.
McHenry County College student veterans received a $1,000 grant to support the veterans laptop program from the Woodstock Lodge 1043 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
The laptop grants enable veterans who recently returned from service to pursue their college education and training with up-to-date technology.
Certified student veterans taking six or more credit hours are eligible to receive a laptop that best suits their technology needs for student success – a gift designed to empower the transition from military to civilian life through education.
“When I started at MCC, the laptop grant made my academic success immediately possible,” said Sean Eigenfeld, student veteran and Exalted Ruler of the Lodge. “As a leader with the Elks Lodge, I wanted the Elks to afford future student veterans the same privilege I received” he added.