In the midst of bustling activities during the Grand Opening of Leeward’s new Veterans Resource Center on Friday, November 8, LeeAnne Santos Egan was quietly and efficiently helping a veteran solve a problem. With a smile on her face and solutions in hand, LeeAnne embodied the critical need for the Center for the growing number of students transitioning from military life.
Santos-Egan, Leeward's VA Counselor and Bill Newton, Vet Success on Campus Counselor, form the nucleus of the VRC. The center, located in room BS 103, is a home for the college's student veterans to study, use laptops, share information, and seek resources.
The opening ceremonies included remarks by Dean of Students, Dr. Chris Manaseri and Mrs. Tracey Betts, Director of Department of Veterans Affairs - Honolulu Region. Additional information will be posted on the our MilVet web pages.