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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Miami Dade College is opening its first center for Military and Veteran Student Success.

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The Center is designed to offer students help with career development, counseling and advisement services, including student success initiatives.

A ribbon cutting ceremony is being held Thursday afternoon at the school’s West Campus.

“This space is unique, and a place dedicated to our military and veteran students at West where they can meet, study, and build friendships with others who have served this nation,” said Dr. Roger Ramsammy, President of West Campus.

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It’s a collaboration between MDC, local businesses and other organizations.

“Faculty will also play an important role in the success of this initiative. Veteran and military faculty will volunteer their time to tutor veteran and military students, particularly in English and Math”, said Lt. Antonio Colmenares USMC (Ret), MDC’s Director of Military and Veteran services.

West is the first campus to establish this type of space for active military and veteran students, but other MDC campuses are already working on designs of their own.

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MDC has been serving vets since it opened its doors more than half a century ago.