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College grant will help vets

Norco College has received $100,000 from a state agency that it will use to enlarge its Veterans Resource Center.

The grant is part of $8.5 million in funding approved in September by the California Community Colleges board of governors that will be used to upgrade resource centers at community colleges statewide, according to a statement released yesterday.

More than 90 of California’s 114 community colleges have a resource center that helps veterans and active duty service members get good grades and make a smooth transition from the military to academia.

“Making a deeper investment in our system’s Veterans Resource Centers runs hand-in-hand with our vision for success,” said Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of Norco College, in the statement. “The boost in these resources will certainly contribute to the overall success of our student veterans.”

Norco College is one of 59 community colleges to receive a grant from the community college board, according to the statement.

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