Veterans Service Center ribbon cutting

Veterans Service Center ribbon-cutting, from left, retired dean of matriculation Helen Elias, Acting Vice President of Business Services Roxanne Solis, Student Services Supervisor I Dora Meza, City College President Ricky Shabazz, City College Foundation Chairman Michael Taylor, and Student Services Supervisor II Megan Soto.

City College celebrates grand opening of Veterans Service Center

November 8, 2019 | San Diego City College

San Diego City College celebrates the grand opening of its new Veterans Service Center. The center moved from a small 445-square-foot room to a spacious and inviting 1,404-square-foot space in room M-101 in the Student Affairs building. 

The new Veterans Center at City College
The new Veterans Service Center at San Diego City College.

“The Veterans Service Center relocated to a space where they can find their community again,” said Dora Meza, student services supervisor for the Office of Admissions, Records, and Veterans. “Our student Veterans now have better access to computers, a space to hold social events and workshops, and an area where they can study and relax between classes.”

The Veterans Service Center is home to a number of student support services and amenities, which include study spaces, printing services, computer and internet use, a kitchenette, and snacks and food to fight food insecurity. The center will also feature transfer and career workshops, and workshops on financial aid and other services available for our student Veterans.

“The new center is fantastic,” said Samuel McCauley, behavioral science student who served as a combat engineer in the U.S. Army for nine years. “Seeing where the center was before to what it is now, and all the support and opportunities that are available to the student Veterans, it’s just great!”

San Diego City College serves more than 3,000 active duty military, veterans, and their dependents — approximately 13 percent of the student population. 

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