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The Ventura College Veterans Resource Center and Ventura College Foundation are inviting veterans, active military and their families to attend the third annual Ventura College Veterans Day Celebration and BBQ Thursday, November 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Veterans Resource Center on the Ventura College campus (4667 Telegraph Rd., Ventura). The BBQ is free. The California Resources Corporation is sponsoring the event.
“Veterans and their families have sacrificed greatly on our country’s behalf. This event is a way of showing our appreciation and gratitude. Veterans are an important part of Ventura College’s student population,” says Anne King, executive director of Ventura College Foundation. “Their dedication to achieve their educational goals is an inspiration.”
A short program will begin at 11:00 a.m. that highlights the services available through the Veterans Resource Center and tuition assistance and textbook lending support offered by the Ventura College Foundation. During the program, the center’s library will be renamed the Jerry Arellano Veteran Resource Center Library. Arellano was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran and long-time firefighter including service at Station 32 at Edwards Air Force Base. The BBQ begins at 11:30.
The Veterans Resource Center helps veterans and their families with college admission and application processing, academic counseling and access to V.A. educational benefits. The Ventura College Foundation’s William and Helen Scarpino Veterans Promise Program is funded by donors who cover Ventura College tuition costs for first year veteran and active duty military students, enabling veterans to reserve their GI Bill tuition support for four-year universities. This benefit will be extended to qualified 2nd year veteran students in the 2019-20 academic year.
For more information about the November 8 BBQ, contact the Ventura College Veterans Resource Center at 805-289-6060.