Veteran Resources

Veteran Resources

The brochures below provide military personnel and veterans information about college photonics programs and indicate military occupational specialties that are photonics related.

Student recruiters can customize and distribute these brochures to college veteran affairs, military bases, and student veteran organizations, as well as career fairs and transitioning classes. Please contact op‑tec@op‑tec.org for customizable source files.

Army Veterans Brochure

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Navy Veterans Brochure

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Air Force Veterans Brochure

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Marine Veterans Brochure

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Other Resources for Veterans

GI Bill Web Site, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs http://www.gibill.va.gov/

Global Directory of Programs in Optics and Photonics http://www.opticseducation.org

“Best for Vets” Series, Military Times, November 11, 2013 http://www.militarytimes.com/best-for-vets

Paying for College Still a Major Challenge for Military Students, Vets," Katy Hopkins, U.S. News & World Report, August 2, 2012, http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2012/08/02/paying-for-college-still-a-major-challenge-for-military-students-vets?s_cid=rss:paying-for-college-still-a-major-challenge-for-military-students-vets

From Soldier to Student II: Assessing Campus Programs for Veterans and Service Members, American Council on Education, July 2012, http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/From-Soldier-to-Student-II.aspx

"6 Tips for Veterans to Succeed in College," Katy Hopkins, U.S. News & World Report, June 8, 2012, http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2012/06/08/6-tips-for-veterans-to-succeed-in-college

“Efforts Focus on Helping Veterans Find the Right College," Katy Hopkins, U.S. News & World Report, June 8, 2012, http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2012/06/08/efforts-focus-on-helping-veterans-find-the-right-college

“Scholarships Honor Service Members, Veterans, Families," Matt Konrad, Scholarship America, U.S. News & World Report, May 31, 2012, http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-scholarship-coach/2012/05/31/scholarships-honor-service-members-veterans-families

Midwest Photonics Education Center

Indian Hills Community College
626 Indian Hills Drive
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Mr. Greg Kepner
Director
Office: 641-683-5284
E-mail: greg.kepner@indianhills.edu
Website: http://www.midwestphotonics.org
Specialization: Photonics in Manufacturing

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Laser and Fiber Optics Regional Education Center

Indian River State College
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
Dr. Chrys Panayiotou
Director
Office: 772-462-7621
E-mail: cpanayio@irsc.edu
Website: http://www.laser-tec.org
Specialization: Fiber Optics

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Texas State Technical College

3801 Campus Drive
Waco, Texas 76705
Mr. John O. Pedrotti
Department Chair, Lasers & Nanotechnology
Office: 254-867-3173
E-mail: john.pedrotti@tstc.edu
Website:http://www.tstc.edu/programs/LaserElectroOpticsTechnology
Specialization: Photonics in Opto-Electronics / Nano-Technology

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Irvine Valley College / Advanced Technology and Education Park (IVC / ATEP)

15445 Lansdowne Road
Tustin, California 92782
Brian Monacelli
Office: 949-282-2706
E-mail: IVCphotonics@IVC.edu
Website: http://academics.ivc.edu/physci/photonics
Specialization: Photonics in Education/Training for Employed Technicians

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Camden County College

200 College Drive
Blackwood, New Jersey 08012
Dr. Fred Seeber
Professor Emeritus, Physics and Photonics
Office: 856-227-7200 (ext. 4475)
E-mail: fseeber@camdencc.edu
Website:http://www.camdencc.edu/academics/departments/photonics-laser-electro-optic-tech/

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New York Photonics

Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster
Thomas Battley, Executive Director
1565 Jefferson Rd, #420
Rochester, New York 14623
Phone: 585-329-4029
E-mail: tbattley@newyorkphotonics.org
Website – New York Photonics: www.newyorkphotonics.org

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New Mexico Optics Industry Association

Jim McNalley, Chairman
851 University Blvd., SE
Suite 203
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
Phone: 505-767-1200
E-mail: info@nmoia.org
Website: www.nmoptics.com

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Florida Photonics Cluster

Florida Photonics Cluster
James E. Pearson, Executive Director
12424 Research Parkway, Ste. 100
Orlando, Florida 32826
E-mail: jpearson@creol.ucf.edu
Website: www.floridaphotonicscluster.org

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Colorado Photonics Industry Association

Garry Gorsuch, Director
5733 Central Ave.
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Phone: 303-834-1022
E-mail: exec@coloradophotonics.org
Website: www.coloradophotonics.org

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Carolinas Photonics Consortium

Jeff Conley, Director
1754 Woodruff Rd., Ste. 101
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
Phone: 864-325-4700
E-mail: jcon@charter.net
Website: www.carolinasphotonics.com

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Optics Valley

c/o Arizona Technology Council
John Dennis, Chair
9070 South Rita Road, #1550
Tucson, AZ 85747
E-mail: Chair@OpticsValleyAZ.org
Website: www.OpticsValleyAZ.org

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Indian Hills Community College

626 Indian Hills Drive
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Mr. Greg Kepner
Department Chair, Industrial Technology
Office: 641-683-5284
E-mail: gkepner@indianhills.edu
Website: http://www.indianhills.edu/courses/tech/laser.html
Specialization: Photonics in Manufacturing

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