Honoring Fallen Heroes

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Honoring Fallen Heroes

Cal State Fullerton and Latino Advocates for Education Inc. presented the 14th Annual Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 6. Special tribute was paid to Gold Star families, those related to military service members who died fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.


marineEl Toro Marine Corps Air Station Oral History ProjectOral historians from Cal State Fullerton's Center for Oral and Public History read excerpts from interviews conducted by the center at the annual El Toro Homecoming Nov. 6 on the former Marine Corps Air Station, now the Orange County Great Park. The center's El Toro Marine Corps Air Station Oral History Project is a collaboration between the university and the Great Park. Its aim is to tell and preserve the stories of the people who lived or worked at the station in their own voices.

flags in bootGrant Supports Veterans ServicesFor the 450 student veterans on campus, support for their academic and personal success is being stepped up, thanks to a $318,000 U.S. Department of Education grant awarded to the university's Veteran Student Services. The three-year Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) grant "will allow CSUF to increase academic, co-curricular and personal support for the military veteran students enrolled at CSUF," said Susan Leavy, acting director of the WoMen's Center.

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