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Houchin Community Blood Bank unveils veterans wall of honor at Bolthouse Drive donor center

Houchin Community Blood Bank unveils veterans wall of honor at Bolthouse Drive donor center

November 18, 2019

Houchin Community Blood Bank unveiled the latest addition to their Bolthouse Drive donor center on Nov. 9. The debut of a veteran’s wall honored the...

Veteran’s Resource Center to be relocated on campus

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

November 1, 2019

The Veterans Resource Center at Bakersfield College offers a program to help veterans transition back into civilian life. The Veterans Resource Center faculty director Paul Beckworth directs and coordinates activities and gets supplies that are needed for the program. One service that the Veterans Resource Center offers for veterans is educational counseling. Armando...

Kern County hosts annual Veteran’s Stand Down

David Portillo, Reporter

October 18, 2019

Kern County honored its veterans on Oct. 10, during its annual Veteran’s Stand Down. The event has been occurring since 2011 to honor its veterans to a relaxing day filled with giveaways and many more activities. Admission was free and available to veterans and their dependents. All Veterans were welcome, so those who are homeless were encouraged to attend. The event...

Spotlight: Veterans’ resources on campus

Jacqueline Aquian, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Veteran programs at Bakersfield College offer many services for BC vets. Colleges, universities, and other communities take notice in the veterans and their hard work to protect this country. Bakersfield College has the Veterans Resource Center on campus and Financial aid has the Veteran California Promise Grant (CCPG) which has drawn much recognition. The Veteran Resource Center ...

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...

Veterans Week: Bakersfield College hosts a panel on The First World War

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Presented as part of Bakersfield College Veterans Week, The Levan Center hosted a panel discussion, “World War I: A Retrospective,” on Nov. 6 to discuss the importance of the 100th anniversary of World War I and the impact it had on future wars and soldiers.  Bakersfield College’s history professors Paul Beckworth, Olivia R. Garcia, F. Javier Llamas, and Tina Mend...

Veteran resource programs grant approved

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

October 17, 2018

The California Community College Board of Governors approved an $8.5 million dollar grant in the 2018-19 state budget to enhance veteran resource centers around California’s community colleges. According to David Lawrence, Veterans Services Specialist, colleges that applied for part of the grant depended on how many veterans were enrolled. “Colleges were allowed to apply f...

BC’s Veteran Center receives Community College Board grant

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

October 11, 2018

The California Community College Board of Governors approved an $8.5 million dollar grant in the 2018-19 state budget to enhance veteran resource centers around California’s community colleges. According to David Lawrence, Veterans Services Specialist, colleges that applied for part of the grant depended on how many veterans were enrolled. “Colleges were allowed to ...

Veterans who have been arrested may now have pro-bono representation

Veterans who have been arrested may now have pro-bono representation

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

April 29, 2018

Veterans who have been arrested may have pro-bono representation through a fairly new program offered by the Veteran’s Justice Outreach Program. Randy...

Connecting BC, CSUB, and Taft College veterans

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

April 16, 2018

The current Veteran Program at Bakersfield College (BC) is being connected to Cal State Bakersfield (CSUB) and Taft College. The Veteran’s Club at BC is a resource for any veterans that are BC students. The aim is to provide information and assistance, along with creating a feeling of belonging for the veterans. The services provided to veterans at BC include priority...

Local veterans invited to adopt and play with dogs at Paws for Patriots

Local veterans invited to adopt and play with dogs at Paws for Patriots

Jenny Brito, Web & Social Media Editor

February 25, 2018

“Paws for Patriots,” a Veterans Dog Adoption & Resource Fair, gave veterans a helping paw by allowing them to adopt a dog for free on Feb. 17 on...

$5 million in HUD funding toward renewal project for the Kern County Homeless Collaborative

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

February 11, 2018

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be giving $2 billion in funding to the United States. Out of the $2 billion in funds $5 million will be received locally. This HUD funding will go toward renewal projects for the Kern County Homeless Collaborative (KCHC), the local continuum of care. The KCHC is made up of several Kern County organizations with different specialties...

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