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TRIO Veterans Upward Bound

The Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program is designed to motivate and assist you as military veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education. The transition from military to civilian life can be challenging. Military veterans have a wealth of experiences, leadership and organizational skills, along with a strong work ethic and commitment--qualities valuable in the civilian life. However, translating those service skills to qualifications for a civilian career can be difficult. In some cases, acquiring additional skills and knowledge through a postsecondary educational program may be necessary. The VUB Staff at LDCC wants to take this journey with you and assist you in acquiring the skills you need to earn your college degree.

Our experienced staff members are committed to your success. We invite you to take a moment to review the information presented on this page and allow us an opportunity to assist you with your educational and career goals. We encourage you to visit our office or call us for additional information. You have courageously served our country, and now it is our honor to serve and assist you.

Again, thank you for your service, and we look forward to serving you soon! Call us at: 318-345-9345.

Dr. Gloria George,
Director of Veterans Upward Bound
gloriageorge@ladelta.edu 318-345-9310

Eligibility Requirements 

Participants must meet military service requirements stipulated in the authorizing statute and be low-income, prospective first-generation college students who are preparing to enter a postsecondary institution. The program requires that at least two-thirds of the participants in a project be both low-income and first-generation. The remaining participants must be either low-income or first-generation military veterans who served in active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for more than 180 days and received other than a dishonorable discharge; was discharged because of a service connected disability; was a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces called to active duty for a period of more than 30 days; or was a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of a contingency operation on or after September 11, 2001; and have a high risk for academic failure.

Contact Us

Phillip Staten
Outreach Coordinator
318-345-9343
phillipstaten@ladelta.edu

Brenda Sheppard-Nelson
Instructor & Tutor
318-345-9344
bsheppardnelson@ladelta.edu

Veterans Upward Bound Program
Louisiana Delta Community College
7500 Millhaven Rd. • Suite 144
Monroe, Louisiana 71203
318-345-9345
vub@ladelta.edu