Bakersfield College veterans gain approval to form new campus club
May 5, 2010
The Bakersfield College Student Government Association voted on Friday, April 30 on the official creation of the BC Veterans Club.
The SGA general counsel approved the Veterans Club’s constitution and gave the potential club’s members the opprotunity to talk for approximately two minutes on why the club should be official before the committee voted.
Michelle Anthony, business major said, “BC veterans need awareness and any possible help from other veterans will help them out throughout school.”
J.R. Browning, member of the club, as well as one of the founding members of the club, said at the voting, “I’ve been working six months to get this club to you because I saw the need to get this across,” he said. “I saw lost veterans on campus, myself included, and I knew that by having a club, the veteran and non-veteran students could help each other out.”
“This club is for ourselves and for anyone who is interested in being a part of a veteran’s life,” Browning said.
Skip Hill, BC counselor for Disabled Student Programs & Services and a second advisor for the club, talked about the journey of having a veterans club on campus and the fact that it’s finally becoming a reality.
“I am very supportive of this club and it has come to this point now for veterans on campus to network, and this club will encourage the veterans of BC to do great things in life,” said Hill.