Student Support

Contact Information

 

Veterans Success Center

1900 Pico Blvd
Cayton, Invictus Lower Level
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-434-8205
VetsOutreach@smc.edu

Faculty Leader, Veterans Success Center

  • Kevin Benitez

Veterans Resource Specialist, Senior Certifying Official

  • Martha Romano

Student Services Assistant Veterans' Programs, Certifying Official

  • Melvin Kennard

Counselors

  • Christina Sandoval
  • William Martinez
  • Krys Gonzalez

VetSuccess Counselor

  • Meet with VSOC Counselor, Deana Garay to go over VA benefits and any possible entitlements (i.e. Vocational Rehabilitation, Stem Extension on GI Bill, Disability Claims) via email, Deana.Garay@va.gov or (310) 235-6000 ext. 49019 or Virtual Office hours, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays  Office link

U.S. Vet Wellness Counselor (Mental Health)

  • Adrian Mendoza: Amendoza@usvets.org