Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge supports Veterans at Delaware Tech


The Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge recently presented $2,500 to support the Veterans Resource Center and the Owens Campus Veterans Scholarship Fund.

Members of the Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge enjoyed meeting several Delaware Tech veteran students while visiting the Veterans Resource Center, which is located in the Student Services Center at the Owens Campus in Georgetown.

The campus Veterans Resource Center, which officially opened last May, is part of the College’s ongoing efforts to support student-veterans. The Center offers increased support for veterans attending the Owens Campus by hosting guest speakers and student veteran programs such as financial education, tutoring, career workshops, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) seminars. It also provides a meeting space for student-veterans to study, relax, and engage with fellow veterans, as well as a location for the Veterans Inspiring Progress (VIP) student organization, which offers support and networking for the campus veteran community. The Owens Campus has more than 300 student-veterans enrolled this academic year.

The Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge will be recognized as a sponsor of the annual Run, White & Blue 5K Run/Walk on Thursday, Sept. 6, which benefits student-veterans and first responders.

PHOTO: Pictured, back, L-R: David Tidwell, Veterans Resource Center coordinator; Jason Bentley, director of development; Kyle Trolan, Computer Network Engineering student; Tom Volatile, veterans committee chair, Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge; Dr. Bobbi Barends, Owens Campus vice president and campus director; and Ralph Patterson, Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge officer and veterans committee member. Front, L-R: Amber Curtis, Elementary Education student; and Chiara Tagliaferri, Nursing student.

Delaware Tech — the First State’s only community college — offers academic, technical, community education, and workforce development comprising more than 100 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Delaware Tech has four campuses across Delaware in Georgetown, Dover, Stanton and Wilmington. For more information about Delaware Tech, visit