From Bonnie Jordan, Veterans Program Coordinator, Central Oregon Community College: “Clay exemplifies leadership and dedication in all that he does and he has carried these strengths into his role as a PAVE Team Leader and Advisor. Here are just a few of the highlights of his work during his time at COCC: Helped visualize and implement PAVE at COCC; Developed templates and systems for fellow PAVE advisors to track and communicate with students; Provided insight and prospective to COCC faculty and staff that have not served in the military; Attend all events and activities to help build community; Assisted in creating programming to support student veterans at COCC; Welcomed and connected students with Veteran services and the aviation community; Advocates for suicide awareness prevention and training; attending suicide prevention training.
In addition to what Clay has done at COCC, he has also taken action to reduce the isolation among veterans by creating the app Veteran ZIP Search, which has created a partnership with a local veterans organization to expand the scope of this amazing app. Clay has been an integral part of the process and success of PAVE at COCC.”
From Clay Webster: “It has been such a privilege to be a part of the team and program! I am most proud of the growth we have been able to achieve in our on-campus veteran community. Every event we’ve hosted has continually increased size — as a result of the efforts of our whole team. My favorite part of being a Team Leader is seeing the direct impact that our outreach through the program has had on new students. It’s incredibly rewarding to see students succeed in their academic goals.”