“Of any school I have attended, Vanguard has been by far the most supportive and efficient, whether it be answering my questions or validating my enrollment with the VA. The Veterans Resource Center staff has far exceeded any and all expectations I have had, coming from other universities I have attended in California.” - Jon Barkley ’12 United states Marine Corps.
Veterans need to be connected with their meaning and purpose in life after the military. Vanguard serves a small population of veteran because we believe that relationships are at the core of the healing process. Vanguard invests in the individual: Academically, spiritually, and emotionally.
More below about Vanguard’s honoring of Veteran’s by The Daily Pilot.
By B.W. Cook
The Daily Pilot
During this Fourth of July remembrance week, it is important to acknowledge that our freedom often comes at a very high price. That price, of course, is the sacrifice of loved ones serving military missions far from their homes, and putting their lives on the line every day so those of us not in harm’s way can share the 4th of July holiday with family and friends.
Recently in Costa Mesa at Vanguard University, a much more serious dedication in advance of the Fourth of of July celebration honored America’s veterans with the creation of a “Courtyard of Honor.” Adm. Vernon E. Clark, former chief of Naval Operations for the Navy, joined forces with Brent Theobald, Vanguard University’s director of Veteran Affairs, in welcoming some 150 local veterans and their families at the unveiling of a permanent installation that Vanguard officials are labeling as “Value Pillars.”
Each of the pillars in the Veterans Courtyard relates to a specific ideal of service. Inscribed on the pillars are quotations and verses from scripture dealing with the ideals of honor, gratitude, camaraderie, commitment, justice, truth and integrity.