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Posted: Saturday, March 2, 2013 4:30 am

Representatives from an East Coast nonprofit were at Central Texas College earlier this week to discuss its plans to offer educational opportunities to student veterans.

Staff from the college’s department of veterans affairs met with the Posse Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit organization best known for offering leadership programs and scholarships to public high school students who are traditionally overlooked in the college selection process.

According to the foundation’s website, Posse has partnered with 44 colleges and universities across the country.

CTC spokesman Bruce Vasbinder said the foundation is looking to expand its programs to offer opportunities and scholarships to military veterans.

“They wanted to talk about getting the word out about their programs,” Vasbinder said. “I think another reason they came to us was because (the college) is known for serving many members of the military.”

Wednesday wasn’t the first time the college and the Posse Foundation crossed paths to serve student veterans. Earlier this year, the foundation nominated a CTC student, Fort Hood Staff Sgt. David Carrell, for a full scholarship to one of its partner colleges. After a six-month process, Carrell, 32, of Copperas Cove, was one of 11 veterans chosen for a scholarship. Carrell will attend Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and a four-year scholarship will cover books, tuition and housing.

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