Event will benefit student veterans and their families
(Santa, Ana, CA) - Santa Ana College (SAC) Veterans Resource Center will host a Philanthropic Dinner and Student Recognition event on Thursday, May 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Santa Ana College campus and is sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank; Lentz Morrissey Architecture; Lockwood Retirement Consulting; Enrique Perez, Vice Chancellor of Education Services at the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD); and other valued supporters.
Since 2010, the SAC Veterans Resource Center supports veterans who are making the transition from military service to college and civilian life, as well as active duty personnel and their dependents, with such specialized services as:
- Veterans Affairs Office: Use of GI Bill® benefits
- Veterans Upward Bound: College Preparation Program
- Veterans Student Support Services: College Retention Program
- Academic Counseling
- Strength in Support: Mental Health Wellness & Counseling Services
- VA Vocational Rehab: VA Employment for Service Connected Disabled Veterans
All proceeds from the event will benefit the college’s Veterans Resource Center.
“With over 1200 veteran students currently attending Santa Ana College, veterans are a big part of our work here,” said Dr. Linda Rose, Santa Ana College President. “These resources are vital to helping those who have served bridge the many gaps they face and ultimately attain their educational goals.”
Event honorees include Madeline and Ronnie Grant, AT&T, R.A. Industries, U.S. Bank, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Lentz Morrissey Architecture, Strength in Support, Goodwill Tierney Center.
The Philanthropic Dinner and Student Recognition event is open to the public. Event tickets are available at $100 per person ($50 for RSCCD staff). For additional information, please visit
www.sac.edu/soldiers2scholars or call (714) 564-6091.
About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, and provides invaluable workforce training and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the
Rancho Santiago Community College District.