Celebrating Those Who Have Served: Veterans Day 2013 at CSUSM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

Image from the 2012 CSUSM Veterans Day Celebration

Paying tribute to the admirable service of our nation’s veterans and recognizing the military service of its own student-veterans, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will host a celebration event on Thursday, Nov. 7 at noon in Tukwut Courtyard in honor of Veterans Day. Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to attend the special midday event. The keynote speaker is Master Sergeant Joseph A. Fortin, a CSUSM alumnus.  

Today more than 1,100 CSUSM students are veterans, active duty personnel or military dependents. CSUSM has the highest percentage of student-veterans per capita of any university in the California State University system. G.I. Jobs Magazine recently recognized CSUSM as a military-friendly institution, ranking the University among the nation’s best colleges for veterans.

What:                   CSUSM to host a celebration event in honor of Veterans Day

When:                  Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 from noon to 1 p.m.

Where:                California State University San Marcos, Tukwut Courtyard at Craven Hall, 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos

Directions/Parking: CSUSM is located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. For more information or directions to the campus, visit www.csusm.edu/guide.

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 fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.