Bakersfield College breaks ground on new veterans resource center


To help local veterans, Bakersfield College broke ground on the Vernon Valenzuela Veterans Resource Center Monday morning.

The groundbreaking kicked off BC Veteran’s Week 2018, a celebration for all who have served in the armed forces.

The new resource center is named for Valenzuela, who served in Vietnam and went on to work with BC student-veterans. He passed away in 2012.

The facility is the first project to be funded after Measure J, a $502 million bond, passed in 2016. 

It will serve as a study lounge with computer access, and most importantly, it will be a place to network and foster community with fellow veteran students.

Click here for a full list of BC Vet Week events, including a panel on World War I, a veteran festival, and a care package drive.

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