CSUSM to Host National Veterans Transition Services┬┐ REBOOT Graduation, Jul. 26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will host a graduation ceremony on Friday, July. 26 at noon for the soldiers, sailors, Marines and veterans who participated in the National Veterans Transition Services’ REBOOT Workshops this summer. Assembly Member Rocky Chávez from the 76th District is the honored keynote speaker. 

National Veterans Transition Services Inc. (NVTSI) is a non-profit organization founded by Retired Rear Admiral Ronne Froman and Retired Master Chief Petty Officer Maurice Wilson in 2010. NVTSI’s intensive, three-week REBOOT Workshops provide personalized training that addresses the many aspects of the transition from military to civilian life. Using research-based, outcome-driven methods drawn from best practices in career planning and cognitive-behavioral techniques, REBOOT helps service members and veterans set and achieve career goals. Workshops focus primarily on recently separated service members of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, wounded warriors, service members within twelve months of anticipated separation and their spouses. 

This REBOOT Workshop graduation combines class 53, hosted by Brandman University inIrvine, Calif., with class 54 hosted by CSUSM. The Cal State San Marcos class is the first in North San Diego County serving the Camp Pendleton region.

“We are pleased to co-host NVTSI’s REBOOT workshop at Cal State San Marcos,” said Dr. Jan Jackson, vice president for Community Engagement at CSUSM. “Collaborating with organizations like NVTSI to respond quickly and relevantly to the unique needs of our strong military region is a smart thing to do from a business perspective, and it’s the right thing to from a community perspective.”

Active duty service members, veterans, military personnel and their families are vital to the region CSUSM serves. One in ten Cal State San Marcos students is a veteran, service member or dependent. Through Community Engagement, CSUSM collaborates with regional military installations and non-profit organizations to analyze and anticipate workforce gaps, identify ways to expand educational programs and together advance and serve the region with purpose.“Through partnership and intentional collaboration, we can leverage our resources to serve our community in ways that are mutually beneficial and add reciprocal value,” said Jackson.

Who: Assembly Member Rocky Chávez and soldiers, sailors, Marines and veterans 
What: NVTSI’s REBOOT workshop graduation ceremony
When: Friday, Jul. 26 at noon. Assembly Member Chávez to speak at approximately 12:45 p.m.
Where: California State University San Marcos, Academic Hall 102
Special note to guests: Please RSVP by Wednesday, Jul. 24 to 619-365-4240 or nvtsirebootworkshop@gmail.com
Directions and parking: Driving directions and parking information is online.

About California State University San Marcos

California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM’s alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.