As the nation prepares to honor Veterans on November 11th, you may be wondering how Cabrillo College supports those who have served our country. I’m pleased to report that Cabrillo has a dedicated Veterans Information Center on campus. They offer special opportunities all year for Veterans, such as:
- Information and resources for Veterans transitioning out of active duty and into student life
- Academic resources to succeed in school
- A place where Veterans can gather, socialize and form supportive, positive relationships with others who have served
In addition, the foundation provides the Jon M. Rumble scholarship to Veterans who have taken a Construction and Energy Management course. Founded by Tony Armor, CEO of Day One Solar, the scholarship provides money to the recipients, as well as training in solar as a possible post-service career. An appreciative Joseph Ugalde wrote, “Thank you for providing me with the means to make a positive change in my life. I transfer to SJSU this upcoming fall to finish my Environmental Engineering Degree. I am confident that the knowledge that I have gained while at Cabrillo will serve me well.”
Thank you to all Veterans and their families. Your contribution has made an impact on the lives of so many. Happy Veterans Day!