ASCC donates funds to veterans


By Katie Jolgren | Staff Writer

The Veterans Center has received a sizable donation from the Associated Students of Citrus College. In July 2014, the ASCC approved the donation of $25,000 to the Veterans Center with the goal of supplying new equipment and furniture to the center.

“Upon touring the facilities, I could see there was a need for better resources and ASCC was able to supply that,” said Farihah Chowdhury, student trustee.

The ASCC had previously donated $40,000 for new computers in the Veterans Success Center in February 2014. With this recent donation, the goal was to focus on operating expenses.

“[The Veterans Center] bought furniture and support services were funded, like mental health services,” said Monica Christianson, program director and support counselor for the Veterans Center.

“There was a timely need that needed to be filled,” said Adrienne Thompson, supervisor of student life and leadership development. “We needed to maintain our Veterans Center as we are known as a vet-friendly school.”

The Veterans Center’s recently transferred to the IC building in the center of campus with the goal to help veterans easily shift back to civilian life. With this latest donation, the center is planning to implement new programs in the upcoming year.

“We will be doing wilderness therapy with the veteran students and their families to help them transition into civilian life,” Christianson said.

“As ASCC members, we are here to serve the students and it is great to be able to assist our student veterans,” Chowdhury said.

ASCC will also be sponsoring the traditional Veterans Day campus event, “Saluting Our Veterans,” in November.

said Monica Christianson, program director and support counselor for the Veterans Center.

“There was a timely need to be filled,” said Adrienne Thompson, supervisor of student activities. “We needed to maintain our Veterans Center as we are known as a vet-friendly school.”

The Veterans Center’s recently transfered to the IC building in the center of campus, with the goal to help veterans easily shift back to civilian life. With this latest donation, the center is planning to implement new programs in the upcoming year.

“We will be doing wilderness therapy with the veteran students and their families to help them transition into civilian life,” Christianson said.

“As ASCC members, we are here to serve the students and it is great to be able to assist our student veterans,” Chowdhury said.

ASCC will also be sponsoring the “Saluting Our Veterans” campus event on Nov 6.

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