Barry Munday speaking in front of crowd

Chattahoochee Tech Veteran Services Featured at DAR Chapter Meeting in Marietta

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Fielding Lewis Chapter, of Marietta, welcomed Chattahoochee Tech Veteran Services Coordinator Barry Munday as the featured speaker at their October meeting to learn more about the challenges faced by college students who are veterans or military family members.

Chattahoochee Tech has nearly 800 veterans and military-affiliated students, according to Munday, who leads the college’s initiative to provide a supportive environment for this vast student population and connect them the assistance they may need. Factoring foremost in the college’s ability to provide help, according to Munday, is the newly renovated Jim Cunningham Veteran Services Center, which is located at the college’s Marietta Campus. Another key component in this initiative is the college’s Green Zone training for faculty and staff. This training, he said, helps them gain an increased awareness about the needs of veterans trying to reacclimate to civilian and college life. Through these efforts, Chattahoochee Tech was designated in 2019 as a national, gold-level Military Friendly School as well as a Military Spouse Friendly School.

“We have been able to reach out to veterans and their family members in incredible ways,” said Munday, a 30-year U.S. Air Force veteran. “Not only do we help them pursue an academic degree through the college, but also to gain post-military, successful career opportunities.”

The Fielding Lewis DAR chapter, which was founded in Marietta in 1904, is one of the largest DAR chapters in Georgia with over 300 members, according to Chapter Regent Ann Ameye. She noted that chapter members actively participate in service projects to promote patriotism, education and historic preservation. DAR members, said Ameye, are descended from patriots who won American Independence during the Revolutionary War.

Shown here, l-r, are Jan Cunningham, the wife of Jim Cunningham for whom the Veteran Services Center at Chattahoochee Tech is named, Chattahoochee Tech Veteran Services Coordinator Barry Munday, DAR Chapter Regent Ann Ameye and DAR Chapter Vice Regent Linda Lopez.
Shown here at the Fielding Lewis DAR Chapter meeting, l-r, are Jan Cunningham, the wife of Jim Cunningham for whom the Veteran Services Center at Chattahoochee Tech is named, Chattahoochee Tech Veteran Services Coordinator Barry Munday, DAR Chapter Regent Ann Ameye and DAR Chapter Vice Regent Linda Lopez.

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