11 Dec 14
Reminder: Get your benefits certified for next quarter!
As Finals week approaches so does Winter break! However, DONT FORGET to turn in your VA Enrollment Verification Form to our certifying official Ms. Gloria Lozano at the Registrar's Office! If you want your benefits on time for the start of the Winter Quarter, make sure to turn in your form NO LATER THAN Thursday, 18 December. Our certifying official will be unable to process any new forms until the second week of the Winter Quarter so get to it! As always, all of the required forms are listed in the "Veterans Certifying Office" tab to the left of this page.
5 Dec 14
Scholarship Opportunity, Farewell and Post-Finals Celebrations
Hey guys! We got a few announcements today. We have a scholarship opportunity coming up next quarter! The UCSC Retirees Association is offering the Bruce Lane Memorial Scholarship to student veterans once again. The scholarship amounts to $500 for use towards any expense you may have. This scholarship is specifically for our veteran student population so don’t hesitate to fill out an application >> here <<!
On Thursday 18 December, we will be hosting a Farewell / End of Finals celebration event. One of our long time student veterans and Navy Corpsman John Sy is graduating this quarter. So come to the Veterans Resource Center right after your finals and come celebrate John's graduation and the end of the Fall Quarter with food and drinks! The exact time of the event will be posted as we near the actual event date, so keep an eye on your emails and on this site.
13 Nov 14
News and Events Updates
Hey everyone! We have a few bits of new and updates for you all. First off one of our own, graduate student and 30 year Coast Guard veteran John Koster was honored by the National Science Foundation on Veterans Day! John's work was instrumental on providing critical research data for new coral reef restoration technology. Hooyah John!
VETS Event Updates:
- The UCSC Women's Basketball Coach and Marine Corps Veteran Todd Kent has generously provided us with tickets to the Saturday 15 November basketball game. If you're interested in going, the tickets will be available for pickup tomorrow at the STARS office.
- On Friday 5 December, the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey is hosting the annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Dinner. The event will be in the El Prado Room in Herman Hall with reception beginning at 1800 followed by dinner. The guest speaker for the event will be the Honorable William H. Draper III, Co-Chairman Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, former Undersecretary General United Nations Development Program, and former Chairman of Export/Import Bank. If you're interested in going, please contact our VETS Coordinator, Beth Stannish, no later than 28 November with the number of guests you plan to bring.
- We have a veterans spaghetti dinner on Wednesday 10 December from 4 to 6. The location is currently to be determined but once we have it, we will update you all on it. During the dinner, we'll be conducting a future events planning meeting. So if you're looking to get involved come out and have spaghetti with us!
That's all for now everyone and again if you're interested in going to the Pearl harbor Remembrance dinner, let Beth know before 28 November! (831-502-7240 / email@example.com)
31 Oct 14
Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you all have a great Halloween weekend. Stay safe out there and make sure you have a backplan for whatever you're doing! We'll be annoucing upcoming events soon so make sure you keep an eye out on your emails. Also, we'll be reworking the Veterans Resource Center hours soon. We're looking to have more coverage throughout the day so you all can enjoy this spot more frequently. Again, have fun everyone and stay safe!