Cerritos College's New Veterans Resource Center Grand Opening November 16
Center to Assist Veterans who Wish to Return to School
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2010
MEDIA CONTACT:Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878
WHAT: Cerritos College will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly established Veterans Resource Center on Tuesday, November 16.
With enrollment of veterans expected to increase dramatically in the near future due to soldiers returning from war zones, there is an urge to meet the needs of these returning veterans who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills at community colleges.
When veterans return from military service, they need an entry point into the academic world. "Community colleges are a great place for many veterans who return from service to move toward the completion of their academic goals," said Cerritos College President/Superintendent Dr. Linda Lacy. "And we are here to support veterans and their families as they transition back into civilian and college life.
The center serves as a central entry point which refers student veterans to various veteran support services programs on campus such as veterans admission services, DSPS, financial aid, counseling, student health services, career services and the academic support center.
Student veterans will also be able to access outside referrals and direct services from the VA Hospital provided by our collaborated partners along with having the opportunity to network with their peers.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Cerritos College
Science Lecture Hall (S 201)LOCATION CHANGED!
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district includeArtesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springsand South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 studentssuccessfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu/.