MSJC veterans’ centers receive donation from local Chamber of Commerce

SAN JACINTO – The Veterans’ Resource Centers operated by Mt. San Jacinto College will be able to fund more scholarships and offer additional assistance to veteran-students thanks to a $2,250 check presented today by the Hemet-San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce.

“This donation will allow us to continue our efforts to recruit veterans and their dependents,” said Cory Mathis of Menifee, a student who contributes time to the two Veterans Resource Centers, one of which is located at the main campus in San Jacinto, and the other at the satellite campus in Menifee.

Chamber President Dee Cozart presented the donation to college Vice President of Student Services John Colson, who said the funds will “go a long way” in supporting programs aimed at improving the prospects of former military personnel enrolled at Mr. San Jacinto College.

Colson said more than 8,000 veterans so far have received assistance through the VRCs, which provide an in-house counselor dedicated to personalizing the college experience for vets, as well as make funding available for tutors, mentors, supplies and some courses.

The donated funds were raised via the chamber’s annual Charity Golf Tournament, according to chamber spokesman Andy Anderson.

“Many of the golfers participating in the tournament were very excited to know that a portion of the proceeds from the event were being contributed to benefit MSJC veterans,” he said.

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