News Release| Veterans Resource Center; Cal State L.A.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Monday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m.

Cal State L.A., top state and local leaders celebrate
grand opening of Veterans Resource Center

What: California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) and top state and local leaders to celebrate the grand opening of its new Veterans Resource Center (VRS), designed to help ease the university’s approximately 600 military veterans during the transition from active duty to student and public life.

The new center includes a student lounge/study area, a conference room, an outdoor patio, and ample space for personnel to provide new student veterans guidance and support.

Who: The program will feature remarks by CSULA President William A. Covino, Congresswoman Judy Chu, and Assemblyman Ed Chau. Also in attendance will be representatives from Mayor Garcetti’s office, Senator Calderon’s office, Congressman Becerra’s office, Sheriff Baca’s office, as well as guests from the CSU Veterans Affairs Office and local community colleges.

Hollywood High School JROTC students will provide a presentation of colors and will be accompanied by bugle player and veteran Tom Laffey, a former CSULA Student Affairs staff member.

When: Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, 9-11 a.m.

Where: Veterans Resource Center (Physical Sciences 113). CSULA is located at 5151 State University Drive in Los Angeles. For campus maps and directions: http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/

About CSULA’s veterans services:  The VRS assists military veteran and active duty students in navigating the certification and application processes, finding support for success on campus, and preparing them to reach their academic, career and life goals. The center coordinators provide one-on-one assistance to veterans in beginning the enrollment process to CSULA and applying for their educational and military benefits. For more about CSULA veterans services, go to www.calstatela.edu/univ/stuaffrs/vets/.   

Info:  For more information, call Marco Urias, interim coordinator of the Veterans Affairs Office at CSULA, (323) 343-5080.

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