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Veterans Month

Bakersfield College invites you to celebrate veterans for the whole month of November. Please join us for the many events we have planned.

2020 Events

Distinguished Speaker: David French

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. | Live via Zoom & BCSGA Facebook The former major in the US Army Reserve and current senior editor at The Dispatch and columnist for Time will speak about his new book Divided We Fall. Register for David French.

30 Unit Coining Ceremony & Touch Point

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Invite Only Student veterans who have completed 30 units will be invited to attend this resource rich acknowldegement of their hard work.

Success Pack Distribution

Nov. 23-24, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Levinson Hall All registered veteran students and dependent students using veteran education benefits that are registered for the Spring 2021 semester are eligible to pickup a BC Veteran Resource Center backpack filled with schools supplies.

2019 Events

Vet Fest

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Lawn in front of CSS Building Join us for a celebation with music, free food, and vendor booths. Details about Vet Fest 2019.

Jason Beardsley

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 7 p.m. | Levan Center
2p.m. | Live cast to Delano, DST 118
The Former Master Sergeant and Department of Defense consultant speaks of his experiences as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. Details about the Jason Beardsley event.

Student Veterans Panel

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 6:15 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Levinson Hall 40 BC’s student veterans talk about their lives in the military as well as the period of transition from a service member to a civilian and a college student. Details about the Student Veterans Panel.

Saluting our Veterans

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 6 p.m. | Memorial Stadium We will salute our Veterans at Memorial Stadium where BC will play against College of the Canyons. Tailgate theme is Patriotic American Salute. GoGades!

Care Package Drop Zone

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Administration Building Support our Troops by dropping off care packages at Bakersfield College. Details including what to donate at Care Package Drop Zone.

Special Speaker: Dave Gutierrez

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Levan Center Historian Dave Gutierrez speaks about his book Patriots From the Barrio, an action packed, thought provoking book about the only all Mexican-American unit to fight in World War II. Details about Dave Gutierrez event.

Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. | In Front of VRC Our veterans month ends wtih the Ribbon Cutting and Unveiling Ceremony of the Vernon Valenzuela Veterans Resource Center. Join us for this historic event. Details about the Vernon Valenzuela Veterans Resouce Center Rubbon Cutting & Unveiling Ceremony.

VRC Open House

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | In Front of VRC Our Ribbon Cutting and Unveiling Ceremony will be followed by an open house of the Vernon Valenzuela Veterans Resource.