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Pacific's Military and Veteran Student Support Center provides a wide range of resources and support for Pacific military and veteran students

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Veteran Center renaming and upcoming events in support of Pacific's military and veteran students

Oct 30, 2017

University of the Pacific is dedicated to ensuring that all military and veteran students (active, reserve, veteran and dependent) are fully integrated into campus life and are able to take full advantage of the intellectual and cultural activities offered at Pacific. In recognition of its role serving both active military as well as veteran students, the center has been renamed Pacific Military and Veteran Student Support Center. The name change came about as a result of broad input from constituent groups.

Pacific provides a wide range of services and support for military and veteran students at each of its three campuses and is a member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides matching tuition funds for military and veteran students. The university was recognized for its support of military and veteran students in the list of "Best Colleges for Veterans" in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges Rankings" for 2018.  

Signaling a more in-depth collaboration and leadership role with community veterans' organizations, Pacific's center will co-host two inaugural events during the month of November to recognize and support active military and veterans in our community — The Patriot's Ball on Nov. 3 and the Joint Stockton Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11.   

  • On  Friday, Nov. 3, Pacific will co-host the Patriot's Ball with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charities of San Joaquin County. This inaugural event will be held in the DeRosa University Center Ballroom to benefit DAV Charities and the work it does to support military and veteran families in San Joaquin County, including Pacific students. The event will also include recognition of local individuals, their families and organizations that support San Joaquin County veterans. It signals a coming together of organizations that serve veterans in our community, including law enforcement, firefighters and first-responders.   

  • On Veteran's Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, Pacific, as part of the United Veterans Council of Stockton, will co-host the inaugural Joint Stockton Veterans Day Ceremony at the Bob Hope Theater in downtown Stockton. The event will include special recognition of the contributions of post-9/11 and women veterans. Chad Reed, coordinator of Pacific's Military and Veteran Student Support Center, will emcee the second half of the program, representing post-9/11 veterans. The event is free and open to the public.

    The newly formed United Veterans Council brings together organizations including the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion posts and their auxiliaries, Sons of the Legion, DAV Charities of San Joaquin County, Team RWB (Red, White and Blue), the Pacific Military and Veteran Student Support Center and the San Joaquin Delta College Veteran Resource Center.  

  • Other activities supporting veterans in November include Pacific Volleyball's Military Appreciation Day Nov. 11. Active and veteran military receive free admission. The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry San Francisco Clinic will offer free dental checkups for military veterans on Nov. 14. Veterans may call 415.351.7128 to schedule an appointment. The school also offers a reduced-fee dental services program for military veterans.  

For more information on any of these events or Pacific's military and veteran student services, contact Chad Reed, coordinator of Pacific's Military and Veteran Student Support Center, at or 209.932.3237.    

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