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SMC|Student Services|Veterans Resource Center|VRC Activities and Services

VRC Activities and Services

Services​

  1. Academic Counseling Monday-Thursday 9:00AM to 3:00PM
  2. Free counseling for individuals and couples on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00AM to 3:00PM, please contact Dr. Todd Adamson at (323) 246-0413 for an appointment
  3. Information about Veteran entitlements such as pensions and service connected disabilities contact John Scott at (310) 434-8219 Mon, Tues, and Thurs.
  4. Housing services for homeless veterans contact John Scott at (310) 434-8219
  5. Certification of units for GI Bill payments for tuition, books, and monthly housing allowance, Martha Romano (310) 434-8205
  6. Veteran Lounge (come get a cup of coffee, have a snack, or just hangout with veteran peers, the lounge also has a refrigerator and microwave)
  7. Tutoring on a limited basis, please contact the VRC for any assistance you may need with a tutor.
  8. Emergency Relief fund for veterans enduring financial hardship, please fill out the Emergency Fund application located in the Helpful Documents section of the website

Technology

  1. Computer Lab consisting of 6 desktop computers with full internet access, browse for classes, complete homework or just surf the web.
  2. 3 laptop computers available for check out at any time for a 4 day period.  Please ask the receptionist in the VRC for more details (310) 434-8205
  3. 10 Livescribe smart pens with notebooks to assist veterans with taking notes. Smartpens
  4. 2 assistive technology computers with scanners.  Software currently installed on these computers is:
    1. Kurzweil
    2. IVEO viewer
    3. Dragon Naturally Speaking Software (please bring a memory stick to save your profile)
    4. Zoom Text 9.1
    5. Inspiration 9
    6. Read Out Loud University
    7. Natural Reader
  5. Register with DSPS for assistance in learning how to use the technology and creating a plan that will best assist you in your academic endeavors. (DSPS)