New Construction

Shasta College to Debut Veterans Support and Success Center

Shasta College in Redding, Calif., announced recently that it has scheduled a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Veterans Support and Success Center. The event will feature a military color guard and will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. local time. The new facility opened to students in August in time for the fall semester.

The building measures in at 3,222 square feet and provides direct assistance to veteran students and families with regards to enrollment, financial aid, counseling and other services. Amenities include a student lounge, computer lab, study rooms and a conference room.

“From the inception of the Measure H bond passed by voters in 2016, one of our primary objectives was to help our veterans better achieve their educational goals,” said Superintendent and President Dr. Joe Wyse. “We’re so grateful that the community shared in that vision, and we’re excited to now provide those who served our country and their families with a dedicated facility and centralized services while at Shasta College.”

The center’s construction came as a result of the voter-approved Measure H during the 2016 general election. According to a news release, the bond’s approval gave the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District the means to secure $139 million in general obligation bond funding. These funds help improve services like public safety training facilities, job training, veterans services and campus infrastructure.

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