Walter S. Newman Veterans
To further limit the potential of COVID-19 spreading within our local community, City College of San Francisco temporarily suspended face to face student services and instruction effective Friday, March 13–March 20. Student Services will use these days to prepare for the transition to remote delivery of student services beginning Monday, March 30. Please note, CCSF will be closed for Spring Break March 23 – March 27.
For questions or to request assistance effective March 30, please contact:
Hi Veterans, dependents and postental CCSF students, we know that this COVID-19 crisis we are all favig together is dificult. We are seperated from the community we love and relay on to get through our day. We may be seperated physically, but we can still maintain in meaningful contact by other means. Facetime, zoom, and countletss apps and games are there for us to connect and keep a positive mental health.
Below are a few great links to resources that we can all benefit from:
Hopefully, these resources help you exteneded stay at home more enjoyable.
It is always fun to learn or expeirnce new perspectivrs. Music, museums, home projects and learing something new are ways to do this and keep your mind sharp and ready for the unexpected.
The mission of the Walter S. Newman Veterans Resource Center is to provide support and resources for City College of San Francisco student veterans, their families, and the community.
Mr. Newman devoted a lifetime to championing a variety of civic and cultural causes in San Francisco and played a vital, yet unsung role in such developments as the "TransAmerica Pyramid" and "Mission Bay". In 2009 he received Frances' highest civilian honor for his role as a U.S. Army captain in the Allied invasion of Normandy. He was an Army infantry captain who was awarded a Purple Heart after he survived being shot in the chest on Aug. 1, 1944, while leading his troops into Normandy. On the 65th anniversary of D-Day, he returned to France to accept the Chevalier of the National Order of the Legion of Honor, that country's highest civilian honor. He believed that "education is the key to employment, success and prosperity." He and his wife Ellen brought some of San Francisco's leading corporations and philanthropists to help raise the money necessary for City College to improve lives and the economy of California. He became the first member and Nominations Chair of the new Foundation of City College of San Francisco in 2002. Since then the Foundation has raised over 23 million dollars and dispersed 5,000 scholarships to City College students. He was able to get labor unions to donate their time and all the materials for two classrooms the Veterans Resource Center & Veterans Counseling Department on the Ocean campus. His calls to several Foundations got computer systems donated for the Center as well as raised about $50,000 and made the campus Veteran Center the place it is today. Today over 1500 Veterans are using the center. It is with great pride that the Trustees and community of City College celebrated the naming of the Walter Newman Veterans' Resource Center.