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Free summer courses for Vets

As part of Queens College’s Continuing Education Program, veterans who have returned from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are eligible for free summer courses.
“Through this program we hope to show how much we honor, support and appreciate the wonderful men and women who so bravely risked their lives overseas in the name of this country,” said Thomas Cracovia, the director of the Continuing Education Program at Queens College.
The Veterans Appreciation Program will apply to courses that the Veterans Administration does not cover. Some of the course veterans can take will be in real estate, foreign languages, computer and technology, health care, yoga, stress management, music, art, drama, insurance licensing, photography, writing and speech and college preparation, among others.
Summer classes at Queens College began on Monday, June 4.
In each course, two seats will be reserved for veterans who qualify and they will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those who are unable to get into their selected class will be put on a waiting list or can reapply the next semester.
In order to take advantage of the Veterans Appreciation Program, veterans need to meet enrollment requirements and sign an agreement that they will attend. They also need to have DD215 papers as proof of their service or of their honorable discharge.
For more information or to see a complete list of courses, visit https://www.qc.cuny.edu/CEP or call 718-997-5700.

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