Posted on: Oct 30, 2015 1:00:00 AM
In: Grossmont, Cuyamaca, District
Contact: Della Elliott 619-644-7690 firstname.lastname@example.org
From participating in a parade along Harbor Drive in San Diego to a “Bowling for SVO” fundraiser, both Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges plan a number of activities in commemoration of Veterans Day, Nov 11.
With nearly 1,500 veterans enrolled for the current semester at East County’s only public institutions of higher education -- a number that is steadily climbing -- both current and past members of the armed forces are a significant and valued presence within the college communities.
Both colleges have Veteran Affairs or Veteran Services offices serving as a liaison between college and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for, among other things, certification for VA educational benefits. Resource centers are also in place, providing a central entry point for veterans as they transition from the military into the college communities. The centers offer a collaborative delivery of student services such as those tailored for students with disabilities and those needing counseling or access to assistive technologies. The colleges also have a longstanding practice of giving military personnel and veterans top priority in registering for classes.
The Veterans Week programs Nov. 2-Nov. 13 are presented by the Student Veteran Organization at each campus, with support from student government and the student affairs offices. All events are open to the public.
Monday, Nov. 2, from noon-3 p.m., Veterans Resource Center (Room 121 in Student Center)
Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 1-2 p.m., Room 104 in Student Center
Wednesday, Nov. 4, noon-1:30 p.m., Water Conservation Garden
.Thursday, Nov. 5, 9-11 a.m., Transfer Center in Students Services One-Stop Center
Saturday, Nov. 7, 3-5 p.m., Parkway Bowl, 1280 Fletcher Parkway in El Cajon
Monday, Nov. 9
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Main Quad
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 12-13
Grossmont College is at 8800 Grossmont College Drive in El Cajon. For more information about Grossmont events, contact Briona Partin, president of the Student Veterans Organization at email@example.com
Cuyamaca College is at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in the community of Rancho San Diego. For more information about Cuyamaca events, CONTACT Jocelyn Pacheco at firstname.lastname@example.org