About the Citrus College Veterans Program
The Citrus College Veterans Program began in January 2006 when Professor Dr. Bruce O. Solheim, along with a few veteran students, started the Citrus College Veterans Network (CCVN).
Dr. Solheim had noticed that more and more young veterans were returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and taking both his Vietnam War and World War II history courses. Taking the Vietnam War and World War II classes allows young veterans to safely explore the impact of war without dealing directly with their own traumatic experiences. These gateway courses help young veteran students begin to process their traumatic exposure experiences and prepares them for gaining insight, perspective, and healing.
In addition to starting the CCVN, we also started the Citrus College Veterans Book Fund and an annual Veterans Day celebration.
View the video about our Veterans Program featured at the White House Summit and the video presented at the Veterans Summit II.
In 2010, Citrus College was awarded a Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success (CEVSS), grant by the Department of Education.