Shasta College Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For New Veterans Support and Success Center
Shasta College will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Veterans Support and Success Center at the main Redding Campus, 11555 Old Oregon Trail. The ceremony will start at 11:00 a.m. on September 22, 2021.
Shasta College will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Veterans Support and Success Center at the main Redding Campus, 11555 Old Oregon Trail. The ceremony will start at 11:00 a.m. on September 22, 2021. It will feature a military color guard and notable guest speakers, including California State Senator and Secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs (retired) Maurice Johannessen. The public is welcome and invited to attend this ceremony. The new 3,222 square foot building officially opened in August to serve students for the fall 2021 semester. The Center provides direct assistance to veteran students and their families with enrollment, financial aid, counseling, and other support services. The new Center has been designed explicitly with veterans in mind, offering casual seating, a student lounge, a computer lab, study rooms, and a conference room.
“From the inception of the Measure H bond passed by voters in 2016, one of our primary objectives was to help our veterans better achieve their educational goals,” said Superintendent/President Dr. Joe Wyse. “We’re so grateful that the community shared in that vision, and we’re excited to now provide those who served our country and their families with a dedicated facility and centralized services while at Shasta College.”
The construction of the new Veterans Support and Success Center was made possible by the voter-approved bond, Measure H, in the 2016 general election. The passage of Measure H gave the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District the ability to secure $139 million in general obligation bond funding to improve public safety training facilities, job training, veterans services, and campus infrastructure.