On Wednesday, the CSULB College of Engineering will mark the opening of a new Veterans Resource Center, along with scholarships donated by Northrop Grumman.
The new center in EN2-304 is nearly twice as large as the existing veterans study center in the College of Engineering. Besides providing a study area for the more than 100 engineering students who served in the military, the Veterans Resource Center is designed to provide veterans with educational support and a sense of community.
Northrop Grumman has donated funding for six $6,500 scholarships to help veterans pay for educational expenses after their GI Bill benefits expire. Under the current guidelines of the GI Bill, veterans receive housing and educational resources for only 36 months. The goal would be to identify those veterans that have depleted their GI bill benefits and are on track to complete their academic degree program within the year.
Wednesday’s lunch and ribbon-cutting will be attended by student veterans and college and Northrop Grumman officials. It begins at noon. Among those scheduled to speak are: Forouzan Golshani, College of Engineering Dean; Chris Hernandez, VP of Research, Technology and Advanced Design at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems; and Marshall Thomas, CSULB Director of Veterans Services.