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 Serving the veteran and military community. 

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Council of College and Military Educators (CCME), a not-for-profit organization, was founded almost 50 years ago to promote, encourage, and deliver quality education to service members and their families in all branches of the armed services. Its membership is principally composed of military educators, civilian educators, post-secondary educational institutions, and suppliers of quality education products and services. The CCME symposium is the largest annual forum in the country with an expected attendance of about 1,000 participants. The annual symposium facilitates the networking and interaction of the key leadership across these organizations in an environment that is focused on enhancing and optimizing voluntary education opportunities for the service member and their families.



Dear Members of the Council of College and Military Educators,

Welcome to the 2024-2025 membership year of CCCME! I'm thrilled and honored to greet you as the President of CCME. While I hadn't anticipated assuming this role quite so soon, I am grateful for your patience and support as I stepped in unexpectedly early. Together, we embark on a journey aimed at fostering connections between the military, education, and business sectors, all with the noble aim of advancing educational and professional opportunities for our military-affiliated students.

As we work towards the future, let's take a moment to reflect on the profound impact our collective efforts have on the lives of countless individuals within our community. By bridging the gap between military service and academic pursuits, we not only empower individuals to pursue their educational aspirations but also pave the way for fulfilling careers in the military and beyond.

Our mission at CCME is not merely administrative; it's deeply rooted in the values of service, dedication, and collaboration. Each one of you plays a pivotal role in advancing this mission, whether through your active involvement in our initiatives or your unwavering support as members and supporters.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all who have contributed to CCME's success thus far. Your dedication is the cornerstone of our organization, and it's what propels us forward, even in the face of challenges.

As we embark on this new chapter, I invite each of you to join us in our endeavors. Whether you're a seasoned veteran of CCME or a newcomer eager to make a difference, there's a place for you in our community. We're always on the lookout for volunteers to lend their expertise and enthusiasm to our cause. If you're interested in getting involved, don't hesitate to reach out to me directly at From event coordination to outreach efforts, there are countless ways to contribute to the success of our organization. Your involvement not only enriches the experiences of our members but also ensures that we continue to grow and thrive as a community.

As we look ahead to the year ahead, I am filled with optimism and excitement for all that we can achieve together. Let's seize this opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of those we serve and to further strengthen the bonds that unite us as members of the Council of College and Military Educators.

I will close with my life motto – Semper Gumby – Always Flexible. Let’s embrace the spirit of adaptability and growth and make this an amazing year!

Warm regards,

Nicole M. Winget

President, Council of College and Military Educators


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