Veterans Day
News and Information for California State University Leaders
Vol. 10, No. 23, November 10, 2011

Earning a Higher Education after Years of Valor

Earning a Higher Education after Years of Valor

The California State University is an advocate of former and current servicemembers striving to gain a higher education. The system has a myriad of programs and services that guide veterans toward gaining a degree and aid them in integrating back into civilian life.

According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, approximately 800,000 veterans used the G.I. Bill to continue their education in 2010 – a 42 percent increase over the previous year. Every CSU campus has knowledgeable Veterans' Affairs coordinators that assist veterans in determining which tuition assistance program best suits them. Full Story.

Capturing the Heart of Veterans History

Capturing the Heart of Veterans HistoryIn addition to supporting nationwide and statewide programs that help military personnel, the CSU is continually creating its own programs to serve those who served. Most CSU campuses have Veteran Affairs Offices/Student Veteran Centers equipped with academic assistance, counseling services, mentoring programs and even student veteran housing.

Varying by campus, benefits for men and women in the armed forces include priority registration, decreased GPA requirements, academic credit for military courses/training completed, textbook stipends, discounts at campus food venues and bookstores, transitional assistance courses, childcare assistance, scholarship for success programs and tutoring services, among others. Full Story.

Inspiring a Nation… and a Campus

President Eisenhardt (Navy veteran), Capt. Harry Bolton (Merchant Marines veteran), Asst. Commandant Roger Scranton, and Commandant David Buckey (Navy veteran).Whether it is a former soldier from the Army, airman from the air force, marine from the Marine Corps, service member from the Coast Guard, guardsman from the National Guard or a sailor from the Navy, these veterans’ inspire our nation as a whole… and CSU faculty, staff and students on an individual level.

The CSU is proud to be filled with faculty, staff and students who support our courageous troops. Among the many activities held on campus that reach out to current and former service members, individual outreach is what makes the CSU population stand out. Full Story.

CSU Celebrates Student Veteran Success

As California State University campuses statewide and the CSU Chancellor’s Office observe Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, we specifically celebrate the successes of more than 6,000 veteran and active-duty students. Find out more about each campus’ events here.

VA/CSUDH Program Helps Veterans Get Back on their Own Two Feet

A CSU Dominguez Hills O&P student fits her manufactured prosthetic leg on a fitting patient at a lab in the program’s facility at the VA Long Beach hospital. The California State University boasts one of only 10 orthotics and prosthetics programs in the United States—and the CSU Dominguez Hills program stands out among the rest—it’s the only one that’s physically located at a Veterans Affairs hospital. The program’s collaboration with the VA has helped hundreds of disabled veterans. Full Story.


First Veterans Welcomed Into CSUF’s President’s Scholars Program

From the armed forces to the university’s elite student corps, three veterans are among this year’s new Cal State Fullerton President's Scholars: Peter Bahnev, Jacob Gomez and Ron McGill. More.

CSUN Offers Scholarship to Marine Vets Who Want to Study Business

Cal State Northridge officials and the friends and family of the late Mike Mahony, a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps and a Cal State Northridge alumnus, have created a scholarship in his memory for Marine veterans interested in pursuing careers in business. More.

Sac State Opens Bigger, Better Success Center

Sacramento State’s expanded, refurbished Veterans Success Center in Lassen Hall is twice the size of the former facility and includes a study room, a couple of flat panel televisions and a processing center. More.

CSUCI Launches Veterans Resource Center

Officially opened to students in fall 2011, the CI Veterans Resource Center is designed to support student veterans beyond the classroom while providing services that reinforce transition and improve retention. More.

CSUMB Student Group Helps Veterans Go from Military to Campus

CSU Monterey Bay has joined a growing number of colleges and universities nationwide that have established a Student Veteran Organization. More.

SJSU Creates Welcoming Warrior’s Home Project

SJSU’s Veterans ease back into student life with the Warriors at Home course—a class offered for the first time fall 2011 that focuses on the transition to civilian life. More.

CSU Voices and Views blog

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A Thriving Mission

Alejandro Holguin’s transition from military to civilian life was nothing less than intense, but Sacramento State’s Veterans Success Center served as a key proponent in helping him ease into university life.

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