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ERIC Number: EJ831426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Home at Last
Blose, Chris
Community College Journal, v79 n4 p24-26 Feb-Mar 2009
When people ask Bruce Solheim for the location of the Citrus College Veterans Program office, he replies, "It's in my backpack." He's only half joking. Solheim, a professor of history at the Glendora, California-based college, serves as volunteer veterans coordinator. Over the past three years, he and other volunteers have built a program to serve the community's small but growing veteran population. The college offers an innovative introductory course, Boots to Books, that helps those who have served and their families readjust to civilian life and work. Veterans programs, such as the one at Citrus College and others like it across the country, eschew politics in favor of thanking veterans, welcoming them back, and giving them what they need to succeed whether they're pursuing two-year degrees, vocational training, a transition to a four-year college, or some other professional path.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California