Stanly getting AMVETS career center

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 17, 2011

Stanly County has been selected as one of six sites in North Carolina, California, Iowa, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to receive an AMVETS Career Center grant. The center will be the first, of what is hoped to be many, in North Carolina. In Ohio, where the program originated, there are 61 centers.
It will be headquartered on the main campus of Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer.
The center is a coalition of Albemarle AMVETS Post 910, Bank of Stanly, Pfeiffer University and the Stanly County Chamber of Commerce to fill resource gaps by complimenting, enhancing and supporting the county’s Employment Security Commission, Veterans Services Office and other organizations.
Mike Miller, president of Pfeiffer University, said, “Pfeiffer University is proud to have the first North Caroline AMVETS Career Center located on our main campus, and we look forward to working with our partners in making a difference for our veterans as they pursue employment and career opportunities.”
Bill Lawhon, senior vice president for the Bank of Stanly, echoed these same sentiments when he said, “We’re indeed fortunate to have Stanly County as the site for the first North Carolina AMVETS Career Center. I can’t think of a better way for us to support our friends and neighbors who have sacrificed to protect our freedom.”
The ribbon cutting is scheduled for 9 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7 on the main campus of Pfeiffer University. Tom Ramseur, Stanly County Chamber of Commerce CEO, said, “This date couldn’t be more appropriate, especially since it will be on the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.”