The Renegade Rip

The grand opening of the Vernon Valenzuela Veterans Resource Center

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

December 11, 2019

BC veterans, students, and faculty members celebrated the grand opening of the new Veterans Resource Center (VRC) on Dec. 10. The VRC temporarily relocated to Levinson Hall while the construction of the new VRC happened, but now the VRC is located next to the LA building and the forum. The VRC celebrated the grand opening and the renaming of the building. The new building...

BC Veterans Resource center gathers items for troops overseas

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

November 25, 2019

The Veterans Resource Center partnered with the Blue Star Moms and gathered care package items for troops who are deployed overseas at the Operation: Not Forgotten event in front of the admissions building on Nov. 19. “We take donations a few times around the year and they [the Blue Star Moms] take those items and at different points, in the year they pack everything up...

Waiting for counselors takes hours

Veteran students use the computer in the veteran lounge to register for classes and do their homework

Darlene L. Williams, Reporter

January 28, 2018

Spring semester at Bakersfield College is in full force as nearly 32,000 enrolled student’s make their way around campus to their various classes. Over...

Jeremy Staat poses for a photo near the Veterans Center.

Veteran advocates for better center

March 2, 2017

Students who have served in the armed forces can face a different set of challenges when returning to school than those who haven’t served. From difficulties...

BC workshop caters to local veterans

Phillip Rodriguez, Reporter

November 19, 2014

Veterans looking to attend BC were able to attend a workshop designed to assist them with financial aid, and more specifically aid related to the GI bills and other vet-related assistance. On Nov 10, the day before Veterans Day, the educational advisor for veterans, Tina Mendoza, gave a presentation explaining what benefits returning vets could receive. Several other members...

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