Local chamber supports Mt. San Jacinto College veteran students

SAN JACINTO – Mt. San Jacinto College received a generous donation from the Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce Aug. 4, to support the MSJC Veterans Resource Centers.

Dee Cozart, president of the chamber of commerce board, handed a check in the amount of $2,250 to Vice President of Student Services Dr. John Colson for the center.

Veterans Victoria Almeida, 25, of Perris, Aaron Goins, 29, of Lake Elsinore and Cory Mathis, 27, of Sun City participated in receiving this donation, along with Colson and Martina Moncada, center coordinator.

Mathis said it was an honor to know that the chamber supported him and other veteran students.

“This donation will allow us to continue our efforts to recruit veterans and their dependents,” Mathis said.

Colson acknowledged and thanked the student veterans for their service.

“We enroll 1,032 veterans at MSJC and realized more than 8,000 visits of these veterans to our VRCs, and this donation will go a long way to continue this,” Colson said.

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