Nevada Military Support Alliance Presents $300,000 to TMCC

K. Patricia Bouweraerts
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Holding the check from NMSA (L to R): Zack Totans, Veterans Coordinator; Dr. Maria Sheehan, TMCC President; Estela Gutierrez, Dean of Student Services.

On Saturday, May 16, the Nevada Military Support Alliance (NMSA) presented Truckee Meadows Community College faculty and staff with a gift of $300,000 to support the TMCC Veterans Resource Center and continuing veterans’ services at the community college.

At their Fourth Annual Reno Gala at the Silver Legacy, NMSA presented an oversized check to TMCC President Dr. Maria Sheehan and other TMCC staff to signify the gift. 

“We were surprised and so grateful to receive this wonderful gift,” says Dean of Student Services, Estela Gutierrez. “Our Veterans Resource Center can expand our services to our veteran students with this support.”

TMCC’s Veterans Resource Center (VRC), on the Dandini Campus in the V. James Eardley Student Center, opened in 2014 and operates with veteran staff and volunteers.  Earlier this year, Zack Totans, Veterans Coordinator, had applied for a NMSA grant and hosted a visit of dignitaries.

 “With the opening of the VRC last year, we’ve been able to broaden the scope of services that we can offer to student veterans,” said Totans. “This gift is a game changer for TMCC that will allow for new services and serve more students.”

For additional information about TMCC’s  Veterans Resource Center, call 775-337-5612.