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Students Take Titan Veteran Experience to Chicago

Trio Will Present on CSUF Veterans Program at College Board Conferences

April 29, 2013

Veteran undergrads Hidy E. Aguilar and Maribel Ramos and alumna Brenda S. Estrada ’99, ’11 (B.S. human services, M.S. education), Cal State Fullerton's veteran certification officer, will be in Chicago May 1, presenting "From Deployment to the Classroom: Transitioning From the Military to the University" at the College Board’s Prepárate and “A Dream Deferred” conferences. 

Aguilar, 22, a health science major and resident of Fullerton, served as a Marine corporal based at Camp Pendleton from 2008 to 2012. Ramos, 36, a criminal justice major who lives in Orange, served in South Korea and Iraq as an Army sergeant from 2001 to 2008. They will share their experiences transitioning from the military to higher education, while Estrada, 37, of Inglewood will offer information about CSUF’s veterans services.

"The biggest obstacle veterans face on a college campus is transitioning not only from the military to civilian life but also to college student life,” Estrada said. "We will focus on how the skills that these students learned in the military become applicable in their civilian life as students, and on how Cal State Fullerton prepares veterans to graduate and become successful in their future careers."

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