USD Schools, Military Veteran Program to Participate in Aug. 4 Cammies to College Event

Monday, July 30, 2018

Members of USD's Military and Veteran Program celebrate at their recognition ceremony in May. On Aug. 4, STEP and USO San Diego host Cammies to College event at the Liberty Station Conference Center.Members of USD's Military and Veteran Program celebrate at their recognition ceremony in May. On Aug. 4, STEP and USO San Diego host Cammies to College event at the Liberty Station Conference Center.

STEP (Support the Enlisted Project) and USO San Diego are hosting a one-day event, “Cammies to College,” a Pre-K to PhD educational resources and information program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 4 at the Liberty Station Conference Center.

This event is geared toward providing military and veterans and their families to learn about resources, plan for their future and to connect with education experts throughout San Diego in one place. Exhibitors will be onsite to answer questions and provide valuable information.

The University of San Diego’s Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences will host a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) experience. The STEM Experience will highlight projects USD students created or worked on, including mechanical engineering mechanisms, 3D printers and a robotic dancing USD Diego Torero mascot. Beyond the USD-led presentation, all attendees can learn more about all that military-connected students can gain knowledge about the resources available at USD for a positive education experience. 

Two breakout sessions will occur. At 11 a.m., School Liaison Officers will present “Navigating San Diego School Systems;” At 1 p.m., updates regarding the GI Bill will be presented by Veteran Affairs.

Confirmed exhibitors are: Microsoft, JFS San Diego, Fleet and Family Services, Archie’s Acres, University of San Diego, UC San Diego, San Diego State, Palomar College, Coastline Community College, EFMP Navy and USMC, Band of Hands, FOCUS MCAS Miramar and NBSD, Onward to Opportunity, Blue Star Families, Military OneSource, Child Development Center, San Diego Military Family Collaborative, San Diego Padres, San Diego Police Department, Courage to Call, Vets Community Connection, Saddleback College, Advanced Training: High School Liaison, Veteran Affairs, School Liaison Officers, tutor.com, National University, Workshop for Warriors, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, San Diego Community College District, Pennsylvania World Campus, Alliant International University, Ashford University, Vincennes University and event sponsor Point Loma Nazarene.

Lunch will be provided and door prizes will be available. There is also a backpack giveaway, but to be eligible, register for Cammies to College and get more information at www.stepsocal.org/cammies-to-college.

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