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July 2016 – VU Veterans Events

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Although it’s Summer, we still have great things happening!
Join us at any (or all) of these VU Veterans events:

 

July 1-31, 2016
Alumni Class Notes: Summer Giveaway
Online

Updates will be published in the Vanguard magazine.
Details: www.vanguard.edu/alumni/summer-giveaway

 

Saturday, July 9
“Support Our Troops” Yard Sale
7am-12pm | 274 E. 19th Street, Costa Mesa, CA

All proceeds go to Operation Interdependence.
Click here to view the Facebook Event.

 

Wednesday, July 13
Graduate Professional Studies Info Meeting
6-8pm | Vanguard University Campus

The $45 application fee is waived for all meeting participants.
RSVP to attend: www.vanguard.edu/rsvp

 

Sunday, July 31
Diamond Award Nominations
Online

Hosted by Global Center for Women & Justice.
Click here to read more about this award. 

 

Questions?
Brian Burlingame
Vanguard University Veterans Center
(714) 966-5447 | brian.burlingame@vanguard.edu

Summer Open Hours

Career Services – Summer Hours

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Vanguard University Career Services is open over the summer! We encourage you to take advantage of the department’s resources, which are free to current students and alumni.

If you are out of the area, Skype and phone appointments are available.

Sign up for a career advising appointment via LionsLink: www.vanguard.edu/lionslink

Appointment topics include:
RESUME REVIEW
COVER LETTER REVIEW
MOCK INTERVIEW
JOB AND INTERNSHIP SEARCH
GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATIONS
ASSESSMENT RESULTS
CAREER DIRECTION AND PLANNING
CHOOSING A MAJOR
PERSONAL STATEMENT REVIEW
LINKEDIN PROFILE REVIEW

 

Questions?
Vanguard University Career Services
Scott Academic Center, 2nd Floor
(714) 619-6474 | careerservices@vanguard.edu

 

Summer Open Hours

 

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2016 Waves of Valor

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Make a difference in a Veteran’s life! Team Red White Blue is looking for volunteers to help teach Veterans how to surf –

SATURDAY: July 16 & September 10
WAVES OF VALOR VOLUNTEERS
7am-2pm | Huntington Beach, 9th Street

Breakfast, lunch, and a T-shirt will be provided for all volunteers.

 

This is an opportunity for Veterans to learn how to surf,
build confidence, and get involved with the community.

 

We encourage current VU students, faculty, staff, Alumni, and local Veterans to participate! Surfers (and fans of surfing) are welcome.

*If you’re a Veteran who would like to come, contact Chris Merkle for more information.

Please RSVP at: http://wavesofvalor.com/

Questions?
Chris Merkle
Team Red White Blue
OC Chapter Captain
chris.merkle@TeamRWB.org

 

Click here to INVITE your friends to the Facebook Event!

 

Event hashtags – #vuVeterans #WavesofValor

 

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Class of 2016 Veteran Graduates

2016VetGradsWe recently hosted a special Challenge Coin Ceremony for our graduating Veterans! We are so proud of our Class of 2016 students –

 

Justin Blankenship, Army
Kinesiology

Robert Bruno, Coast Guard
Business

Bryan Castaneda, Army
Business

Cirilo Castaneda, Navy
Business

Starr Ellington, Air Force
Religion

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Business

Shin Kim, Army
Business

Christopher Merkle, Marines
Psychology
(Challenge Coin student speaker)

Caleb Moering, Army
Nursing

Daniel Page, Navy
Psychology

Marcus Soza, Marines
Psychology

 

Commencement ceremonies will take place on Friday, May 6
at 10am (Traditional Undergraduates) and 4pm (Graduate Professional Studies).

Join us in celebrating our graduates by watching both Commencement ceremonies ONLINE at www.vanguard.edu/live. Use #VUGRAD #vuVeterans in your Tweets/Instagram posts too!

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May 2016 – Local Events

Even though our school year concludes with Commencement on May 6, there are quite a few Orange County events that we plan to participate in this month. May also includes 2 important holidays – Armed Forces Day (Saturday, May 21) and Memorial Day (Monday, May 30). Please join us!

 

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  • May 20-23, 2016 | Armed Forces Day
    Castaways Park with The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor

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  • May 26, 2016 | Veteran Appreciation Dinner
    5:30pm Reception, 6:30pm Dinner at UC Irvine

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2016 Veterans Chapel

Justin.AwardCome join us for this annual Vanguard University Veterans Center tradition –

Wednesday, April 6
VETERANS CHAPEL
8pm | Needham Chapel

Speaker – Justin Blankenship: Vanguard University Department of Kinesiology major, Army Veteran, and VU Veterans Social Media

… Come to the Needham Chapel courtyard at 7:30pm for a time of fellowship. Veterans, you are welcome to wear your Military uniforms too!

**Chapel credit will be offered.**

Questions?
Brian Burlingame
Vanguard University Veterans Center
(714) 966-5447 | brian.burlingame@vanguard.edu

Event hashtags – #vuVeterans #vuChapel

 

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2016 Ensure Justice Conference

What is your role in the plan to fight human trafficking? The Global Center for Women & Justice at Vanguard University is offering a STUDENT DISCOUNT and class credit for their annual Ensure Justice conference! This will take place on our campus on March 4-5, 2016
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Work-Life Transitions Workshop

We invite ALL Veterans to participate in this upcoming event!Saturday, February 20
WORK-LIFE TRANSITIONS WORKSHOP
9am-12pm | Cost is FREEVanguard University campus: 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626Highlights include –

  • Resume help, interview skills, skill & career assessments
  • Workshops on stress management, education for success, and veteran services
  • Recruiter meetings with Staffing Solutions
  • Special presentation from Working Wardrobes

For more information and to RSVP: www.vanguard.edu/graduateorganizationalpsychology/meeting-rsvp

 

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On-Campus Student Resources

Vanguard University STUDENTS, we have so many resources available to you!

Accounting Office
Bookstore
Cafeteria
Career Services
Disability Services
Financial Aid Office
Library
Outtakes (Campus Convenience Store)
Professional Studies
Registrar’s Office
Samson’s Cafe
Tutorial Center
Veterans Resource Center
Writing Center

 

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2015 Toy Drive THANKS

Vets.ToysTHANK YOU Vanguard University Faculty, Staff, and Students!

 

Our Vanguard Veterans “Big Warrior for Little Warrior Christmas Toy Drive 2015” was a huge success thanks to each of YOU who contributed to this year’s drive. These Little Warriors truly are remarkable and their spirit is contagious!

 

This year, our Semper Fi Santa (dressed in a desert camouflage Santa outfit), a number of Vanguard Veterans and family, Chelsea Galusky – VU Social Media Specialist, and Lesly – Veterans Center student worker went to CHOC Hospital to deliver toys and bring JOY to these brave little Warriors. We partnered with MaxLove Project and several other local non-profits to provide a day of free toys, Christmas crafts, and healthy food for patients and their families in the CHOC lobby.

 

Due to the generosity of the VU community, we were able to bless kids in the main CHOC cancer department and transfusion center with many toys, socks, blankets, and other items that truly put a smile on their face. I think we helped them forget, even if for a brief moment, their current struggles allowing them to just be kids!

 

Our Little Warriors don’t ask for anything. I simply asked our VU volunteers to show we CARE, as each of them and their families’ battle life’s most difficult times.

 

VU Family, you really blessed each of these families! They greatly appreciated what your donations. You totally made a difference in the lives of hospitalized Little Warriors this Christmas.

 

**To see photos from our December 18 event, please Like our Vanguard University Veterans Center Facebook page.**

 

Blessings and Semper Fidelis!

Brian Burlingame

Vanguard University Veterans Coordinator

USMC/Retired

 

Thank you Vanguard University of Southern California and Vanguard University Veterans Center!

You are all so amazing, modeling the way with love and a deep commitment to serving others!

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