San Marcos,
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Veterans Services to Host Veterans Day Observance on Thursday

Press Release | By Eric Breier

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 Haynes will be speaking, along with Command Master Chief German Lira of the USS Rafael Peralta and Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez.

CSUSM computer science student Stephen Walker, who is the vice president of the CSUSM Student Veterans Organization, will serve as master of ceremonies.

The CSUSM Student Veterans Organization will be presented with a certificate of plank ownership from the newly commissioned, San Diego-based USS Rafael Peralta at the Veterans Day Observance.

There will be a reception on the deck of the Veterans Center following the Veterans Day Observance ceremony.

Additionally, at Friday’s men’s basketball season opener, which is dedicated to veterans and the military, seven student veterans will be presented with the Loeber Scholarship Award. Bill and Suzanne Loeber, who married in July, asked their family and friends to donate to a CSUSM veterans scholarship in lieu of wedding gifts.


About Veterans Services

The Veterans Services mission is to holistically engage military-connected students to achieve "Grad Day +1" goals. The department is committed to being thought-leaders in higher education and service to military- connected students with a high-touch, whole-person approach.


About California State University San Marcos

Building on an innovative 27-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties.

The University enrolls nearly 17,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.