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The Citrus College Veterans Success Center is the central hub for our veterans program, offering a wide array of services to our student veterans.
One of the biggest issues facing combat veterans is social isolation. Many of combat veterans have difficulty adjusting to civilian life, especially adjusting to college. We have over 500 veterans on campus, most have just recently returned from Iraq (OIF) or Afghanistan (OEF).
The Veterans Success Center provides a relaxing place for them to meet, receive the latest veteran benefits information, coordinate with the Veterans Network (club), hold workshops, meet with veterans service organizations, and allows the staff to more easily manage the veterans servcies from one central location.
Citrus College was the first college in nation to offer a transitional course for veterans. The Veterans Success Center, centrally located on campus, is a natural extension of the service provided to our veteran students. Our center is state-of-the-art in services and atmosphere.
Funding for the Veterans Success Center has come from our Walmart grant and the U.S. Department of Education FIPSE grant. The idea of a veteran center was conceived and implemented by Dr. Bruce Solheim with the assistance of many volunteers, the Veterans Advisory Committee, and, especially, the support of the former Citrus College Vice President of Student Services, Dr. Jeanne Hamilton.
All are welcome to check out the center anytime. See how we treat our brave men and women who have served our great nation in war and in peace. We stand ready to help those who have served transition back to civilian life.
The Veterans Success Center will provide:
· GI BILL processing and information
· Counseling available
· Veterans Success on Campus/VOC Rehab
· Student Veterans Network
· Counseling 161 - Strategies for College Success: Veterans' Emphasis
· Peer to peer support groups for student veterans
· Veteran organization contacts/resources
The Veterans Success Center at Citrus College is something for our community to be proud of.
Location: IC Building, between the ED Building to the west and the LB Building to the east
Veterans Success Center Staff:
Monica Christianson, MA : director/support counseling
Phone: (626) 852-6457
Laura Villegas, MS : academic counselor
Phone: (626) 852-6421
Sheila Hatfield : certifying official
Phone: (626) 852-6421