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...

Bakersfield National Cemetery opens online memorial

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

September 6, 2019

On Aug. 14 the Bakersfield National Cemetery extended the borders of the physical cemetery to an online platform where families and friends of deceased veterans would be able to find their loved one online. The Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) is a website that honors the Veterans that are memorialized in the National Cemetery Association (NCA). Veterans Legacy Memorial ensures...

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...

Veterans Resource Center to kick off $502.8 million bond

Morgan Park, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2017

Measure J, the $502.8 million bond measure passed in November to build and refurbish structures across the Kern Community College District, is making steady progress. KCCD chancellor Tom Burke confirmed that of the bond’s funds, the divide for each school will be as follows: $415 million will go to Bakersfield College, $44 million to Porterville College, and $44 million...

Veterans Center reopens after staff issues resolved

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

October 3, 2012

After closing its doors at the end of last semester because of two main issues, the Bakersfield College Veterans Center re-opened on Sept. 24 with a couple of new provisions to it. “It was closed because of two reasons,” said dean of students Joyce Coleman. “Since the game room is next to the Veteran Center, a few veterans were complaining about the noise, so we put...

Veterans Center opens its doors on BC campus

Veterans Center opens its doors on BC campus

October 5, 2011

Bakersfield College unveiled its new Veterans Center in the Campus Center on Sept. 27. Speakers for the event included BC President Greg Chamberlain,...

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