Simpson University to Open Veterans Success Center

For Immediate Release


Veteran Success Center Logo

Veteran Success Center Logo

Simpson University will celebrate the grand opening of its new Veterans Success Center with a special ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.

Community members, especially veterans and military service members, are invited to the ceremony, which will include speeches by Shasta County Veterans Services Officer and retired Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Tommy Key; KCNR radio host and retired Marine Lt. Col. Carl Bott; university President Robin Dummer; and Justin Spears, the university’s new veterans services coordinator.

As part of its ongoing commitment to local veterans, Simpson University has committed to providing the student veterans community with a one-stop student services shop for veterans, who, along with their spouses and dependents, are eligible for educational benefits under the GI Bill.

Shasta County is home to about 19,000 veterans, as well as a state-run Veterans Home and Northern California Veterans Cemetery.

Simpson University’s new Veterans Success Center—located in Mod 7, room 72, on the west side of campus—is available to all service members, veterans of the U.S. military, and their guests. It is a community space on campus where student veterans can engage with each other while having access to multiple resources, including computers, study rooms, a printer, TV, book loans, and a concession and eating area.

In his role as the university’s first veterans services coordinator, Spears, a retired Navy hospital corpsman and graduate student at Simpson, will work with students who receive veterans benefits and will oversee the center, which is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Members of the university’s SAVE (Success Advocates of Veterans Education) team will also be available at the center at specific times. Team members represent 10 offices on campus.

Simpson University offers multiple academic programs in a variety of formats, including a traditional four-year bachelor’s program, an accelerated bachelor’s-degree-completion program, teacher credentialing program, and several master’s degrees. It offers both on-campus and online majors.

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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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