Veterans Challenge Coin

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Downtown Campus

Veterans Resource Center

Downtown Campus, Room E304 Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

South Campus, Room B512 (Building B) Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Andy Hall, VA Certifying Official Phone: 253.680.7035


The college's Veterans Committee created the Veterans Challenge Coin as a way to welcome veteran students to our college campus, assist transitioning students with the change from military to civilian life, to signify veteran achievements, and honor veterans for their college-related work.  

At the discretion of Bates Technical Collge President Langrell and the Veterans Committee, the coin is awarded for special recognition of veterans achievements, including graduation from Bates.  

Broadcasting/Audio/Video Production student Kristina Hansen '13 submitted the winning design during a Veterans Committee and Associated Student Government-driven competition during the 2012-2013 academic year.

The heavy double-sided medallion displays the college's bobcat mascot, digital camouflage, the American flag, and silhouettes of a female and male member of the armed forces.