Simpson University Receives $15,000 for Veterans Program
For Immediate Release
REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University has received a $15,000 grant for its veterans program from Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc. Charitable Foundation of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation.
The donation is intended to support the work Simpson University does with student veterans. In November 2016, the university opened a Veterans Success Center on campus, designed as a central place for veterans and their dependents to access educational and career-planning resources.
Under the guidance of Justin Spears, a Simpson University alumnus and Navy veteran, the Veterans Success Center houses a VA work-study work 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 for student veterans to network with each other.
About 40 veterans are expected to attend Simpson University as students this fall.
"We are very grateful for the support we received from Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc. Charitable Foundation,” said Roger Janis, Simpson University’s director of development. “Their generous gift will help us make significant progress on several key veteran initiatives we are pursuing."
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 simpsonu.edu.
Contact: SU Public Relations