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CSUSM to Hold Ribbon Cutting for Expanded Veterans Center

Cal State San Marcos will celebrate the grand opening of its newly expanded and renovated Epstein Family Veterans Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon on Thursday, Oct. 10.

CSUSM President Ellen Neufeldt and interim Veteran Services Director Tony Jackson are among those scheduled to speak at the event.

The Epstein Family Foundation made a $1 million gift in support of the Veterans Center in 2017, the most significant gift in support of CSUSM’s student veterans since the donation of the center building in 2014. The Epsteins’ gift provided funds for the physical expansion of the existing center while also providing an endowment to fund critical programs to support veterans and their families.

The expanded building was constructed off site in Riverside County and delivered to campus in May. Renovations were completed in September, with Veteran Services staff moving into the renovated center on Sept. 24.

The expansion created a larger lounge for students, computer lab and reception areas, and four additional offices.

In addition to the gift from the Epsteins, other key contributors to the project included: CSUSM’s Office of Planning, Design and Construction, which designed the expansion and oversaw the project; Silver Creek Industries, which customized the building to ensure that it best serves the needs of student veterans; general engineering contractor DMI, which spent countless hours on the foundational work; and the Veteran Services team.

CSUSM has the highest per-capita number of military-affiliated students among all California State University campuses and is consistently ranked among the top schools in the annual “Best for Vets” college rankings.


What: Ribbon cutting to celebrate opening of expanded and renovated Epstein Family Veterans Center

When: Noon, Thursday, Oct. 10

Where: California State University San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92096

Who: Event is free and open to the public; tours and light refreshments available following formal ceremony