The Ventura College Foundation supports veterans through scholarships.
The Ventura College Veterans Resource Center and Ventura College Foundation honored veterans, active military and their families at the fourth annual Ventura College Veterans Appreciation Luncheon, Monday, November 4 held at the Cafeteria in the Campus Student Center on the Ventura College campus. California Resources Corporation, the state’s largest oil and natural gas exploration and production company with operations in Ventura County, sponsored the event to honor and recognize the service of active military and veterans.
Speaking at the event were:
Dr. Kim Hoffmans, Ventura College President
Jordana Ybarra-Telias, Veterans Resource Center Program Coordinator
Anna Heaton, Ventura College student and veteran
Jesse Rodriguez, Ventura College student and veteran
“Anna and Jessie are two of more than 380 veterans at Ventura College,” says Ventura College Foundation’s executive director Anne Paul King, “Many of our veterans will be attending the luncheon.”
The Ventura College Veterans Resource Center offers personalized services to veterans, active duty military and eligible dependents through application assistance for college admission and course registration, academic counseling, access to veteran’s benefits, and a study area with computers, printers and scanners. Donations can be given during the luncheon.
The Ventura College Foundation supports veterans through scholarships that cover the cost of such items as parking and health fees, textbooks, transportation to and from school and general school supplies. “The idea is to award a scholarship large enough to replace a 10 to 15 hour a week job for a semester so veterans can focus on their studies,” says King. “Tuition can be taken care of through our two-year VC Promise program, meaning just about all college-related costs are paid for our full-time students.”
To learn about donating to the Veterans Resource Center, go to https://venturacollegefoundation.org or call the Ventura College Foundation at 805-289-6461