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 College President Zhou and the Veterans Committee, the coin is awarded for special recognition of veterans achievements, including graduation from Bates Technical College. Veteran graduates will receive a coin as they cross the stage during out commencement ceremony.
Broadcasting/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.