Veterans Upward Bound

College & Career Workshops for Active-Duty Military & Veterans

Join us at Gadsden State Community College for a workshop designed to provide valuable information on services and programs for active-duty, reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents.

The workshop is at 10 a.m. Feb. 20 in the Lecture Hall of the Cheaha Center on the Ayers Campus in Anniston. Lunch will be served.

The ACCS Workforce Division will award a $2,000 scholarship to an attendee of the workshop (must be present to win).  Veterans, active military members and their dependents are eligible. The scholarship can be used for credit and non-credit programs at Gadsden State beginning this summer.

Brought to you by the Alabama Community College System, Alabama Association of RC&D Councils, ALAMAP and Gadsden State Community College

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Questions? Email or call 256-549-8204


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Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a federally funded TRIO program designed to help veterans meet their academic and career goals. All services are FREE to eligible veterans.

This program has offices in Gadsden and Anniston, but VUB staff travel regularly to serve veterans in Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Shelby, St. Clair and Talladega counties.

Veterans can choose to participate in VUB classes or enroll in college courses. Both options are available online or in person. Program eligibility is not limited to veterans planning to attend Gadsden State.

Every veteran will be provided with an individualized action plan. VUB can provide a wide variety of services including assistance with educational benefits, academic preparation, computer skills training, financial management education and enrollment at the school of your choice. In addition, we also connect veterans with other resources including the Veterans Administration and local agencies who specialize in serving the veteran community.

FREE Veterans Services Include:

  • Academic Assessment & Advisement

  • Educational Benefits Information

  • Applying for Financial Aid / Scholarships

  • Assistance with College Enrollment

  • Career Planning & Exploration

  • Tutoring Services

  • Computer Skills Training 

  • Financial Management & Planning

  • Other veteran related workshops

  • Participation in Community Service Projects

***Eligible veterans have the opportunity to ​receive a monthly stipend by participating in ​​weekly VUB educational activities.

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Visit any site location or email VUB at

Gadsden Office: 256-549-8204

Anniston Office: 256-835-5481




Meet the Staff

Title Name Email
Director Sarah Aultman
Academic Coordinator/Recruiter Linda Morris
Office Manager Audra Allen aallen@​gadsdenstate.​edu
Site Manager Darius Stevens
Site Coordinator Marty Gwin
Site Coordinator Haley Sims



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Veterans Affairs

Through its Veterans Affairs Office, GSCC cooperates with the Veterans Administration and with students who receive V. A. benefits to ensure that the objectives of the V. A. are pursued to the fullest advantage to both parties. The policies and procedures followed by the College are explained in the College Regulations portion of this catalog. See also the information on the Alabama G. I. Dependents' Scholarship Program, presented under Financial Assistance.