NAS Whidbey Island Celebrates 40 Years of Navy Voluntary Education

In honor of the Navy Voluntary Education’s 40th Anniversary, NAS Whidbey Island’s Executive Officer Cmdr. Steven Richards celebrates the occasion at the Navy College Office on May 14, 2014. On hand are Gary Henwood, Education Services Specialist; Columbia College representatives Darin Hand, Lee Bradley and MarJean Knokey; Brandman University’s Kathy Bash and Mary Ellen Schief; and students who attend the on-base partner colleges. Between the various campuses on base, there is an average of 2,000 course enrollments throughout the year, and nearly $2 million in Tuition Assistance is authorized annually. Navy College helps students with an educational plan that suits their needs whether it’s for a commissioning or academic certification. To learn more, call Navy College at (360) 257-3027 or nco.whidbeyisland@navy.mil (U.S. Navy photo by Tony Popp)

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