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CSUSM Invites Public to Memorial Day Celebration, May 5

Active-duty military, veterans, friends and families, and the public at large are invited to attend a Memorial Day celebration at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) in Tukwut Courtyard on Thursday, May 5 at 12:00 p.m.Colonel Michael G. Naylor, Deputy Commander of Marine Corps Installations West and CSUSM's President Karen S. Haynes will be guest speakers. The San Marcos Mobile Veterans Center will be on site to offer services and information to veterans. Who: Colonel Michael G. Naylor, deputy commander of Marine Corps Installations West and Karen S. Haynes, president, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM)What: Memorial Day celebration to honor all who have served in the armed forces.  Light refreshments will be served.When: Thursday, May 5 at 12:00 p.m.Where: CSUSM campus, Tukwut Courtyard - 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.About the CSUSM Veterans CenterIn fall 2008, CSUSM celebrated the opening of its new Veterans Center - the second to be opened in the 23-campus California State University system. CSUSM's student population includes nearly 900 students who are self-identified as active-duty personnel, veterans, or their dependents.Directions and ParkingCSUSM is located at 333 S. 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 $3 to $9 depending upon length of stay.About California State University San MarcosCalifornia State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos 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.