Simpson University Honors Veterans During November

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University students and staff participated in the 25th annual Shasta Lake Veterans Day Parade this month, unveiling a new Veterans Success Center truck as part of its float display.

The parade was one of several events planned this month to honor veterans. At noon on Nov. 11, a Red Hawks wrestling match against Menlo College will dedicate each match to a veteran. The local veteran community is invited to attend the event inside the James M. Grant Student Life Center on campus.

A special chapel service on Friday, Nov. 17, will feature Simpson alumnus and Army veteran Joel Jenson as guest speaker, along with the Beale Air Force Base honor guard and the Jefferson Pipe Band. A Vietnam-era “Huey” helicopter will be on display, and representatives from the VFW, American Legion, U.S. Marine Corps, Army, and National Guard will attend.

Chapel, which is open to the community, starts at 10:20 a.m. inside the Grant Center. A complimentary lunch for veterans will follow at 11:20 in the Emeriti Dining Center.

Nov. 17 marks the one-year anniversary of the grand opening of Simpson’s Veterans Success Center. Serving 40 student veterans this fall, the center is designed as a central place for veterans and their dependents to access educational and career-planning resources. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology equipment, the center houses a VA work-study site, the Student Veteran Organization, Simpson’s chapter of the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society, academic resources, conference and study services, as well as a community space.

Vets Day 2017

Photo courtesy Justin Spears / Simpson University students, staff and members of the SAVE (Success Advocates for Veterans Education) team, joined by veterans, participate in the annual Shasta Lake Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 4. The Veterans Success Center truck wrap was done by Signarama and paid for by donations.



Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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