Cal Poly Pomona faculty and staff will get to put themselves in the shoes of veterans this week at the Boots to Broncos seminar.
The event on Thursday, Nov. 20, is part of the Veterans Resource Center’s Veterans Success Seminar Series.
“We are helping faculty and staff understand the transitional challenges veterans may experience as they transition to the campus,” says Veterans Services Coordinator Elke Azpeitia. “It’s very interactive.”
Cal Poly Pomona has about 400 student veterans. Seminar participants will do case studies in groups to get more insight into the veteran experience, Azpeitia says.
The event, which is open to all faculty and staff, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center, Ursa Major C. It is sponsored by the College of Science and the Veterans Resource Center.
Betty Ortiz, Cal Poly Pomona’s first lady, will give the welcome remarks. Lunch will be provided.
Azpeitia says this is the second time the center has hosted the Boots to Broncos seminar.
“We wanted to do it again because we had such positive feedback from those who attended,” she says.
For more information, call Elke Azpeitia at (909) 869-2782.