National Guard MOU improves educational access for students
The Military Outreach Center at Georgia Perimeter College recently hosted a Memorandum of Understanding signing between the Georgia National Guard, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents and the Technical College System of Georgia. The memorandum will open up “quality educational opportunities for members of the guard and also allow both systems’ military outreach personnel access to National Guard posts across the state,” said Col. Kevin Berkman, director of personnel for the Georgia Army National Guard. The Georgia National Guard already provides tuition assistance for eligible students. National Guard members are among the 1,200 active military, veterans and dependents who are students at Georgia Perimeter’s five campuses and online, said Mark Eister, Georgia Perimeter’s director of military outreach.