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New Space for Veterans at Sac State

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, November 11, 2011

Just in time for Veterans Day, the newly-expanded Veterans Center at Sacramento State is now open. Its goal is to help current and former members of the military successfully navigate the transition from soldier to student.  This includes financial, emotional, and educational support. 

Ryan Roebuck is a former Marine who is now a student advisor at the center's new location in Lassen Hall.

ROEBUCK: "We have a separate section which is the benefits processing area and they we also have a veterans lounge with computer lab, free printing for our veterans. The idea is to have a place where they could come and decompress and socialize and replicate some of that camaraderie they had in the military."

Air Force Reservist Kellie Curnutt is already taking advantage of the computer lab. 

CURNUTT: "The people, the room are amazing.  I know from my experience that using our benefits can be kind of confusing.  Like, we know we have G.I. Bill benefits and we know we have V.A. benefits.  And to actually be able to come here and get help -knowledgeable help- is really nice."

Sac State has the second highest veteran population in the CSU system. 

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