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Bakersfield College celebrates Veterans Month with weekly activities

Posted at 7:05 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 22:05:41-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bakersfield College is continuing the annual celebration of Veterans which began this week and continues through the end of the month.

Each week includes a featured virtual event or activity for student veterans.

“While our events may look different this year, we are so grateful that our Renegade family can still come together and acknowledge these students for all the many sacrifices they’ve made to serve our country and to support them in their educational endeavors,” said Jenny Frank, manager of BC’s Veteran Services and Programs.

The celebration this year includes:

● Virtual Veterans Resource Fair during the week of Nov. 2. Various community Veterans resources will be spotlighted in a video montage available on BC’s social media platforms and on BC’s Veterans webpage.

● Distinguished Speaker, David French - Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. A graduate of Harvard Law School and a constitutional lawyer, David most recently worked as a senior writer for National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

● 30 Unit Coining Ceremony and TouchPoint - Nov. 18 (invitation only) Student veterans who have completed 30 units will be invited to attend this resource-rich acknowledgment of their hard work.

● Success Pack Distribution - Nov. 23-24 (BC’s Student Veterans only) BC’s currently enrolled veteran students and dependents using veteran education benefits that are registered for the Spring 2021 semester are eligible and invited to pick up a BC Veteran Resource Center backpack filled with educational supplies and resources