CSUSM NewsCenter (Veterans)

2019
October
11,
2019
| 11:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
It was a long summer for Cal State San Marcos’ Veterans Services team. The group endured three moves around campus while the newly expanded and renovated Epstein Family Veterans Center was being completed. But it was well worth the wait. Studen...
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October
01,
2019
| 06:34 PM America/Los_Angeles
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 Direc...
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September
05,
2019
| 06:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Facebook page for the organization Veterans Crisis Outreach contains some alarming statistics, numbers that keep William Felty up at night:  Military suicides are at their highest rate in 10 years;  20% of suicides nationally are comm...
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May
30,
2019
| 11:42 PM America/Los_Angeles
The wait is nearly over for Cal State San Marcos’ military-affiliated students. The much-anticipated expansion of CSUSM’s Veterans Center is nearing completion, and many of the entities involved in making it a reality gathered to celebrate a miles...
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January
21,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
It certainly wasn’t an ideal schedule for a student taking a full class load during his first semester at a university.  Every Wednesday, for about five months starting last January, Jeffrey Foertsch would arise at 4 a.m. and take a bus from his O...
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2018
November
07,
2018
| 05:59 PM America/Los_Angeles
This time last year, Steven Sutherland was attending a Veterans Day ceremony at MiraCosta College that doubled as a memorial service for one of his friends at the college, a Marine veteran who had committed suicide two weeks earlier.  During the s...
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November
01,
2018
| 07:38 PM America/Los_Angeles
Four Cal State San Marcos student veterans have received 2018-2019 San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) Military Veteran Student of the Year Academic Scholarships. The recipients are: David Falconer, who served in the Marines as a comp...
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October
09,
2018
| 12:46 AM America/Los_Angeles
William Felty received the 22 Pushup Challenge in the fall of 2016. It was the year when the social media craze was sweeping the nation, similar to but on a smaller scale than the famous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014.  The idea was to do 22 pus...
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September
11,
2018
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Every Sept. 11, Priscilla Rodriguez’s fellow Marines would share stories about where they were on the morning of the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and injured more than 6,000 in 2001. For many, that meant where they were statio...
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May
08,
2018
| 10:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Stephen Vandereb became a father at 16, he never could have imagined he would be where he is today. Stephen was recently recognized as a Cal State San Marcos Civility Champion and the Outstanding Senior Student of the Year for his contributio...
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April
17,
2018
| 06:31 PM America/Los_Angeles
San Marcos, CA – California State University San Marcos has earned the Military Friendly® School designation, receiving a Silver Award for scoring within 30 percent of the 10th-ranked organization. “We are delighted to once again be ranked in the ...
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February
27,
2018
| 04:33 PM America/Los_Angeles
Involvement is the one constant in Louis Adamsel’s life. His college résumé is impressive – volunteer work, academics, fraternity life, National Guard reserves, on-campus employment and leadership in student government. There is almost no leadership ...
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January
25,
2018
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Michael Wood always encouraged Marines under his command to pursue an education. Michael, who was on active duty for 12 years, did everything from offer to let them go home early to rearranging schedules. But Michael never took classes himself ...
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2017
December
12,
2017
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Catalina Melendez isn’t fazed by a daunting schedule.  “It’s challenging, but it’s not unbearable,” said Catalina, who will graduate from Cal State San Marcos in May with a bachelor’s in speech-language pathology.  Being a full-time student is ...
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November
09,
2017
| 10:56 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos’ Veterans Services continued a week of events with its annual Veterans Day Observance on Thursday afternoon. CSUSM campus members joined student veterans and dignitaries in Markstein Hall for a ceremony followed by a reception...
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November
08,
2017
| 01:04 AM America/Los_Angeles
San Marcos, CA – California State University San Marcos’ Veterans Services is hosting the University’s annual Veterans Day Observance at noon Thursday in Markstein 104 on campus. The event is free and open to the public. CSUSM President Karen Hayn...
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September
22,
2017
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos’ Veterans Center is a bit of a tight squeeze these days. That’s not surprising given that the number of student veterans the University serves has increased by 400 percent since 2006. “Simply put, we are bursting at the sea...
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September
19,
2017
| 10:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
San Marcos, CA – The Epstein Family Foundation has pledged $1 million in support of Cal State San Marcos’ Veterans Center, the most significant gift in support of the University’s student veterans since the donation of the center building in 2014. ...
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August
14,
2017
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Patricia Reily has excellent timing when it comes to helping Cal State San Marcos student veterans. For Jason Sneddon, it was chatting with Reily at an Operation Connect event. For Ankit Panchal, it was simply waking up from a nap at the right mom...
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May
18,
2017
| 11:43 PM America/Los_Angeles
Irene Diggs took two Stuart Mesa Elementary School students to the nearby Marine Corps Mechanized Museum on Camp Pendleton hoping it would inspire them to write for an anthology project called “Voices of Military Children.” After visiting the muse...
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May
09,
2017
| 09:27 PM America/Los_Angeles
California State University San Marcos will honor our nation’s fallen with a Memorial Day Observance on Thursday, May 11. The Observance is being dedicated to Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta, a Mexico City native who grew up in San Diego. Sgt. Peralta ...
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2016
August
11,
2016
| 06:07 PM America/Los_Angeles
“It was intimidating.” That’s what Elliott Powell remembered feeling the moment he stepped into his classroom on his first day of teaching at San Marcos Middle School just two years ago. And it’s not like he hadn’t been in stressful situations bef...
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2015
November
09,
2015
| 08:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) has been named to Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 list. This distinction recognizes and rewards colleges across the nation that demonstrate a commitment to providing educational opportun...
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November
06,
2015
| 12:45 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) awarded California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Veteran Services a three-year $900,000 grant to establish a veterans-to-STEM initiative through their Energy Systems Technology and Evaluation Program (ESTEP). ...
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October
30,
2015
| 07:19 PM America/Los_Angeles
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...
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September
10,
2015
| 02:43 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos student veteran Maylin Caldwell was one of 23 awardees—one from each of the CSU campuses—recognized on September 8 by the CSU Board of Trustees and the CSU Foundation Board of Governors for demonstrating superior academic perform...
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April
30,
2015
| 06:50 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Veterans Center at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) invites the community to a special Memorial Day observance on Tuesday, May 5 at 12 p.m., to pay tribute to fallen military heroes. Retired U.S. Marine Corp Captain Eric McEvenny, w...
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April
10,
2015
| 06:24 PM America/Los_Angeles
He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received in service to his country, and now Marine veteran Erik Galvan hopes to further his education and help other veterans like him transition back to civilian life. After an improvised explosive device ...
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March
12,
2015
| 10:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) program at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) has been ranked No. 19 out of 75 by Military Times in its 2015 list of Best for Vets: Business Schools, the publication announced March 9. The ...
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2014
November
17,
2014
| 12:07 AM America/Los_Angeles
California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) has been named to Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 list. This distinction recognizes and rewards colleges across the nation that demonstrate a commitment to providing educational opportunitie...
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