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May is a special month for both those in and out of the military. For service members and veterans, it's a chance to pay tribute to supportive families and spouses on Military Spouse Appreciation Day and honor the memory of those who have sacrificed for this nation on Memorial Day. For the general public, the entire month provides an opportunity to say thanks to all those, past and present, who have contributed to the U.S. military.  Please join us in appreciating our veterans.
We are honoring, remembering, recognizing and appreciating those who have served and those now serving.   Please stop by the veteran’s office to get an appreciation pin (while supplies last).   We will also have snacks and drinks for all of you to enjoy. 

Please join us for our Open House on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 from 11 am to 2 pm.  We will have Marianne’s Ice Cream Sandwiches. We are located in room 914 right below the Cafeteria in Building 900.

What is Military Appreciation Month?

Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publicly demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members -- past and present. Each year the president makes a proclamation, reminding Americans of the critical role the U.S. Armed Forces have played in the history and development of our country. May was selected because it has the most days set aside for celebrating and commemorating our military's achievements. In addition to the special days already mentioned, important dates for the military in May include Loyalty Day, which was established in 1921, Victory in Europe (VE) Day commemorating the end of WWII in Europe in 1945 and Armed Forces Day.

Stop by room 914 (below the Cafeteria) building 900 to check out the many resources available.


The Veterans Information Center’s mission is to provide:

  1. Information and resources for veterans transitioning out of active duty and into student life.
  2. Academic resources to succeed in school.
  3. A place to gather, socialize and form supportive, positive relationships with other veterans.

VIC Programs

  • Child Care Voucher
  • Student Success Scholarship
  • Veteran Book Loan
  • VIC Student Assistant Positions
  • Veterans Club

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VIC Services

  • Priority registration
  • Academic Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Accessibility Support Center
  • Tutoring
  • Information on Community Resources
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Employment

More Info »


Available to students all semester

  • Free Coffee
  • Snacks/food
  • Computer use Document Printing
  • Copying/Scanning
  • Study Space
  • Filtered water


MAY Veterans Appreciation Month
MAY 15-20 Final Exams
MAY 19 Graduation
MAY 20 End of Spring Semester
MAY 29 Veterans Memorial Day - Holiday Observed - Campus Closed
Contact Information
Veterans Information Center
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-1pm
Phone (831) 479-6110
Flor Chacon
(831) 479-6110
Veterans Counselor: Shawn Ogimachi
Tues-Wed: 8-1pm Appointments:
(831) 479-6274
Veterans Certifying Official: Patricia Reyes
Tues-Thurs: 1-5pm
(831) 477-5697
Financial Aid Advisor: Sonia Marquez
(831) 479-6557
Marketing & Outreach: Leslie De Rose
Marketing & Outreach Phone: (831) 479-6560
Location Bldg 900, #914
(below the cafeteria)
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