San Marcos,
30
October
2015

CSUSM Veterans Day Observance and Reception Includes Keynote by Air Force Vet and CSUSM Professor Susie Lan Cassel, Nov.10

Media Advisory by Whitney Frasier

The Veterans Center at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) invites the community to a special Veterans Day observance on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 11:30 a.m. to honor all U.S. veterans. CSUSM professor and Air Force veteran Susie Lan Cassel, who is also a recipient of the Harry E. Brakebill Distinguished Professor award, will be the guest keynote speaker. This event is free and open to the public.

Cassel excelled in academics as a student graduating high school when she was only 16. She eagerly pursued higher education and by the time she joined the U.S. Air Force, she had already received a master’s degree from Harvard University. Cassel, a professor of literature and writing, was recently awarded the CSUSM Outstanding Faculty Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity.

At the event Cassel will share her journey from the U.S. Air Force to academia and the challenges veterans face as they embark on their transition to civilian life and new careers.

What: Veterans Day Observance and Reception

When: Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 11:30 a.m.

Where: CSUSM Veterans Center

333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos

Directions and Parking

CSUSM is located at 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. For more information or directions to the campus, visit http://www.csusm.edu/guide. Parking is available in campus lots with fees ranging from $4 to $9 depending upon length of stay.

About California State University San Marcos

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is celebrating its 25th anniversary throughout the year of 2015. Since its founding, CSUSM has distinguished itself as a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. With nearly 13,000 enrolled students, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego and Southwest Riverside Counties.


Eighty-five percent of CSUSM’s nearly 35,000 alumni stay in the region after graduation. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the 2014 HEED Award—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—the University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. CSUSM is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.

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