Shasta College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Veterans Support and Success Center on April 29, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in the Campus Quad, in front of the Veterans Grove, at the main, Redding campus. The public is welcome and invited to attend the ceremony. This new 2,700 ft² facility will provide veterans and their families a comfortable and supportive space with direct access to resources tailored to meet their needs. The design includes offices for academic counselors and staff specializing in veterans’ needs, a central student lounge providing computer access and casual seating, a conference room, and additional quiet and study rooms.
“From the inception of Measure H, one of our goals was to use these funds to improve the quality of services we provide to veterans,” says Dr. Joe Wyse, District Superintendent/President. “We’re so grateful that the community shared in that vision, and we’re honored to have the opportunity to better meet the needs of those who served our country in this centralized facility.”
The construction is made possible by voters’ approval of Bond Measure H in the 2016 general election, which gave the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District the ability to secure $139 million in general obligation bond funding with the understanding that the funds would in part be focused on increased support for veterans. Shasta College is following through on that promise with the development of this project and other projects designed to improve job training, public safety training facilities, and improve campus infrastructure through upgrades and repairs.
Parking will be available in the North parking lot, and no parking permit will be required in that lot for the morning of this event. For more information about this event or other bond-related questions, please visit www.shastacollege.edu/bond, or contact the Shasta College Bond Program Office at (530) 242-7747.