Veterans Resource Center

News and Events

SITREP Newsletter


Sommarani Chan

Student Veteran’s Desire to Serve Fueled by Military Experience, Parents’ Struggles

“The VRC helped lay the groundwork for my career, showed me where I’m heading and helped me get a fo...
Jamie Orozco Campos

Future Forward Event Opens Career Opportunities for Student Veteran

“I was looking for growth and to be able to withstand any challenge I would face, and that’s what th...
Veterans Resource Center Fall Welcome

Veterans Resource Center’s Fall Welcome Event

The Veterans Resource Center kicked off the fall semester by hosting a virtual Fall Welcome on Septe...
Veterans Resource Center Staff

Veterans Resource Center Remains Committed to Serving CPP’s Military Affiliated Students During COVID- 19

On March 19, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to shelter in place to protect ....
Every Day is Veterans Day photo with students

The Veterans Resource Center Hosts Annual Every Day is Veterans Day

Each year, the Veterans Resource Center hosts its annual Every Day is Veterans Day...

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Congratulations Class of 2020!

The Veterans Resource Center in collaboration with President Soraya M. Coley, Congressmen Gil Cisneros, and...

What Veteran’s Day Means to Bronco Student Veterans

Ralph Figueroa

Ralph Figueroa

“It is the one day of the year I sit back to reflect on my 12 years of service and be proud of the honor..."

Ishia Barajas

Ishia Barajas

“Veterans Day is a time of reflection and an opportunity of discussion with my children/family..."
Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson

“I think of Veteran’s Day as a chance to meet veterans from different era’s. Usually on Veteran’s Day..."

Liaison Spotlight

Ed Venegas

Ed Venegas

Mr. Ed Venegas has been at Cal Poly Pomona for over six years, and a higher educational professional for the…

Dr. Lideth Ortega-Villalobos

Dr. Lideth Ortega-Villalobos

I’m Lideth Ortega-Villalobos, a psychologist at CAPS, and a bronco alumni class of 1998. I have collaborated...

Dr. Phyllis Nelson

Dr. Phyllis Nelson

As a Cal Poly Pomona alum, I know how much of a difference it makes in one's life to complete a degree here...
Austin Wampler

Austin Wampler

Austin has served Cal Poly Pomona since 2013. He is currently a social worker for the San Bernardino Vet Center...

Announcements & Calendar of Events

We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities to connect with other veterans, to meet with representatives from veteran service providers from the local community, and attend workshops related to your academic and personal success.

Deadline / Event Dates Location
VRC Graduation Celebration May 11 Zoom
VRC Drop In Hour May 7 Zoom
VRC Virtual Office Hour May 4 Zoom
VRC Drop In Hour April 30 Zoom
VRC Virtual Office Hour April 27 Zoom
VRC Drop In Hour April 23 Zoom
VRC Virtual Office Hour April 20 Zoom
VRC Drop In Hour April 16 Zoom
Every Day is Veterans Day April 16 Zoom & Brazen
VRC Virtual Office Hour April 13 Zoom
Federal Resume Workshop April 13 Zoom
CPP Open House April 10 Whova
VRC Drop In Hour April 9 Zoom
Elevator Pitch Workshop with E&J Gallo Winery April 8 Zoom
VRC Virtual Office Hour April 6 Zoom
VRC Drop In Hour April 2 Zoom

VRC Services of Interest


Day & Time

VA Office Hours

  • Counseling Services
  • Linkage and referrals to VA healthcare and services.

Austin Wampler, VA Readjustment Counselor, host online office hours on Thursdays, 8 a.m.- 4 :30 p.m. Students may contact him at 909-283-8718 or they can contact the VA Vet Center of San Bernardino at 909-801-5762 and ask to speak him.

If he is unavailable and you'd like to speak with a counselor, ask to schedule an appointment with a VA Readjustment Counselor that is available. 

Research Assistance Hour

  • Get help with your research.

Paul Hottinger, Librarian, hosts online Research Assistance Hour every Tuesday, 12-1 p.m.  All CPP majors are welcome to connect with Paul for research help.

VRC Tutoring

  • Get help with basic math, engineering and physics.

Dr. Phyllis Nelson, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, offers online tutoring sessions on during the regular academic year. Schedule changes may occur on a weekly basis depending on her availability.

If these times don't work with your schedule, email Dr. Nelson at to schedule an appointment.

Counseling and Psychological Services Drop-In Hour

  • Confidential and tailored to suit the needs of the student.
  • Example of session topics include: Learning healthy coping strategies, adapting to change, and managing stress.

Dr. Lideth Ortega-Villalobos hosts an online Drop-In Hour during the regular academic year. 

If you'd like to meet with her during the summer email Dr. Ortega-Villalobos at to schedule an appointment.

Career Counselor Drop–In Hours

  • Resume and cover letter reviews
  • Job search resources
  • Interview Skills

Ed Venegas, Career Counselor, hosts online Career Counseling Drop-In Hours every Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. 

If you would like to meet with Ed at a different time, please schedule an appointment via the CPP Connect portal.