Veterans Support and Success Center
Project Status: Under Construction
Completion Anticipated: July 2020
Architect: Nichols, Melburg & Rossetto
Contractor: Gifford Construction, Inc.
In order to fulfill the college’s goal of increasing education and job training opportunities for military veterans, the Veteran’s Support and Success Center is underway! This approximately 3,200 ft2 facility will be open for use by veterans and their families, and will include direct access to academic counselors and staff specializing in veterans’ needs, and a central student lounge providing computer access and casual seating—a quiet, elegant space for study and reflection. Additional quiet study rooms and a conference room are also part of the design.
There will be additional support for veterans at the Tehama Student Services Building, another in-the-works Measure H Project!
“I have personally studied student veterans at community colleges in both research and real world practice, I’ve worked alongside veterans in the community college system and I am a veteran that was once a student veteran. The new center is focused on providing that communal transition into a place that is accepting and understanding, which our veterans need in this country. It will be a place of both educational business and camaraderie, which is essential to all our veterans. This unique space will show our veterans that the value of their success in education translates directly to the high value they have in our community. Our veterans earned our commitment to make sure we provide them the space for their educational and career success!” - James Konopitski, USAF Veteran OEF/OIF/OND