SITREP Newsletter

Veterans Resource Center Staff

Veterans Resource Center moves to new Student Services Building

The new facilities include an expanded collaboration area, individual computer workstations, a kitchenette to enjoy coffee and snacks, and a lounge area for students to relax and socialize in between classes. The VRC has a larger capacity to offer services military-affiliated students have become accustomed to, such as computer access and free printing.

Veterans Club members take a picture with President Soraya Coley and Ron Coley

Cal Poly Pomona Celebrates U.S. Marine Corps 243rd Birthday

CPP's VRC and Veterans Club celebrated the United States Marine Corps (USMC) 243rd birthday on Nov. 6, 2018. Traditions included a cake-cutting ceremony, in which the oldest Marine gives the youngest Marine a piece of cake, representing the transfer of experience and knowledge.

Raytheon screen message welcoming Cal Poly Pomona to their El Segundo facility.

Veterans Resource Center partners with Raytheon for a Facility Tour and Networking Opportunity

U.S. Defense contractor Raytheon hosted a facility tour and networking opportunity for CPP student veterans at the Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Facility in El Segundo, CA on Dec. 14, 2018. Close to 30 students met with hiring managers, and nearly half were offered an employment or internship position.

Veterans Center staff dropping off donated toys.

U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots Campaign

The VRC collaborated with Golf Company 2nd Battalion 23rd Marine Regiment, U.S. Marine Reserve Unit to collect toy donations for the annual U.S. Marine Corp Reserves Toys for Tots Campaign. Colleges and departments across CPP collected 430 toy items, which were gifted to underprivileged children in the Pomona area.

Kathrene Hansen presenting a Federal Resume Workshop

Federal Resume Workshop

The VRC hosted a workshop on Feb. 1 to assist students in searching and applying for government positions. Students learned the differences between private sector and federal government resumes, asked questions specific to their career goals, and received advice on what employees look for. 

Raytheon's Vice President, Bendra Boorda, giving her speech at Cal Poly Pomona's Veteran Day Observance Ceremony.

CPP Veterans Day Observance Ceremony

Nearly 200 guests listened to guest speakers and honored veterans from multiple armed services during CPP's annual Veterans Day Observance Ceremony on Nov. 8, 2018.

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



CPP Fest - Video Game Tournament

August 21

Bronco Student Center

Veterans Resource Center Welcome Reception & Open House

September 5

Student Services Building Breezeway

Lockheed Martin Resume Review

September 5

Veterans Resource Center

World War I Discussion at Cal Poly Pomona

September 11

Bronco Student Center

Veteran Resume Advising Workshops

September 18-20

Veterans Resource Center

World War I Discussion at
Chapman University

September 24

Center for American War Letters

Future Forward

October 11

Student Services Building (West)

CyberSecurity Fair

October 24

Bronco Student Center

World War II Discussion at Cal Poly Pomona

October 30

Bronco Student Center

Veterans Day Observance

November 5

Recital Hall

U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

November 7


World War II Discussion at the
Japanese American National Museum

November 14

Aratani Central Hall

VRC Services of Interest


Day & Time

VA Vet Center Counselor Visit

  • Campus based readjustment counseling
  • Linkage and referrals to VA healthcare and services 

Mondays, 9:30 am- 1:30 p.m. at the Veterans Resource Center

CPP Veterans Club

  • The Veterans Club is currently accepting new members.
  • Military affiliated students are encouraged to join by
    registering on myBAR.

Club meetings are held every other Tuesday, 12-12:50 p.m.

Contact Jacob Wolak, Club President, at for more information.

Life Skills & Stress Management Coaching
Drop-In Sessions

  • 1:1 life skills and stress management coaching.
  • Confidential sessions also available without an


Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Veterans Resource Center

Tutoring Drop-In Hours

  • Basic Math
  • Engineering
  • Physics

Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Veterans Resource Center

Career Counselor Drop – In

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

Thursdays, 4-5:00 p.m. at the Veterans Resource Center