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Nov. 8: Veterans breakfast to include updates from U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Nov 06, 2019

In honor of the upcoming Veterans Day, area military veterans, service members and their families interested in learning updates on veterans assistance programs are invited to attend the College of Lake County’s veterans breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8 in Café Willow on CLC’s Grayslake Campus.

The master of ceremonies and keynote speaker is U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider from the 10th District of Illinois. Other speakers include representatives from the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County.

Joe Bochantin, CLC veteran student services coordinator, also will address the gathering. “The breakfast is an excellent opportunity to find out more about veterans assistance programs not only from CLC, but also at the local, state and federal levels,” he Photo of U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider visiting students and facultysaid.

In January, CLC was designated a Military Friendly® Silver School by Victory Media, a Pittsburgh-based publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine. It marked the 10th consecutive year that the college received a Military Friendly® School designation. The college offers comprehensive veteran services for students, including help applying for and using federal, Department of Defense and state benefits. In addition to Veteran Student Services, the Veterans Helping Veterans program at CLC is a team of fellow veterans who assist with the transition into the educational environment. For more details on veterans resources at CLC, visit

View a list of visitor parking lots on the Grayslake Campus Map, at

For more information on the ceremony, contact Bochantin at (847) 543-2293 or

Previously, Rep. Schneider (second from right) visited the Grayslake Campus Nov. 4 and met with faculty and students in CLC’s Adult Education and ESL division. Dr. Arlene Santos-George (right), dean of the division, provided him with an overview of the programs. Rep. Schneider also gave students an overview of the structure and responsibilities of U.S. government at the national, state and local levels. In addition, he briefed the students about the upcoming 2020 census and the importance of Lake County residents to participate in it.


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