Last week, the entire Skyline College campus community participated in events in appreciation of our veterans. The Veterans Resource Center hosted a speaker on Tuesday, Byron Suarez, who spoke about his transition from the military to higher education and his career as an Attorney. Those who attended found his story very positive and motivating.
The Skyline College Veterans Club, in partnership with the Associated Students of Skyline College and the Veterans Resource Center, hosted a Veterans Day Ceremony last Wednesday in the Quad and an Open House at the Veterans Resource Center. The event began with a warm welcome message from President Stanback Stroud. Professor Timothy Dupre along with many Skyline College student veterans shared their stories. It was a very special day for the campus community to come together and honor veterans for their sacrifices and service.
Thursday offered another opportunity to show support for veterans with a resource event at the Veterans Resource Center. The San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Mateo County Veterans Service Office and Peninsula Vet Center had representatives available to answer questions and allow all veterans and dependents easy access to the resources they provide.
Thanks to a generous donation from the Skyline College Bookstore, we were able to provide coffee service to veterans at the Veterans Resource Center on Friday at our Meet and Greet. A very special thank you to everyone who participated and helped create a wonderful week of celebration, including administration, staff, and students. We look forward to more events in support of veteran success to come.
Article by Gina Ciardella | Photo by Keisha Ford