Questions? Please reach out to James Konopitski,

Scope and Function

  • The Veterans Education Team is a student Veterans focused advisory group for Shasta College staff, faculty, administration, and the local communities.
  • Promote the support and success of student Veterans and Veteran dependents at Shasta College.
  • Provide advocacy for the improvement of Veterans education at Shasta College and the communities that Shasta College serves.
  • Suggest holistic practices and provide awareness that will support our student Veterans.
  • Promote active involvement and communication about student Veterans within the Shasta College local communities; to include: Shasta County, Tehama County, and Trinity County.
  • Provide awareness of local, state and federal resources to our student Veterans.

Current Members

  • James Konopitski, Veterans Services Coordinator (Chair)
  • Alexa Zaharris, Interim Director of Student Services (Co-Chair)
  • Student – Vacant
  • Rob McCandless, Veterans Counselor
  • Julie Fisher, Veterans School Certifying Official
  • Nichole Smith, Psychological Counselor
  • Dhabih Hendershot, CIS/CISCO Instructor
  • Kari Aranbul, Medical Assisting Instructor
  • Milli Israel, Veterans Student Success Facilitator
  • Celestina Traver, Shasta County Veterans Services Officer
  • Mike Dahl, Redding Chamber of Commerce Board Member & Nick Dahl Memorial Veterans Fund
  • Michelle Alexander, Director of Nation’s Finest
  • Colleen Cambra, LCSW, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Education Team (VET) By-Laws (PDF)