Welcome Veterans

Veteran Success Center (VSC)

The Veteran Success Center (VSC) staff at Allan Hancock College welcomes you! We are eager to assist you as you continue your educational journey with us and hope that your time at Hancock College will be rewarding experience. Should you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office so that we may assist you.

Location: Veteran Success Center, G-101
Telephone: (805) 922-6966 ext.3925
Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00am-2:00pm
 

The Veteran Success Center is the heart of the college’s veteran community and serves as a gathering place for student veterans to connect and socialize. Veterans from all branches of service are welcome and can expect to receive professional, courteous and compassionate support as they pursue their educational and vocational goals at Allan Hancock College.

The VSC provides information for the following services on the Santa Maria campus:

  • VA Certificationstu
  • New Student Orientation (In-person or online)
  • Priority Registration
  • Student Education Plan
  • Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver
  • START Testing
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • Academic Advising
  • Veterans Club and Support
  • Computer Labs and Printers
  • Study Environment (Dedicated for Enrolled Student-Veterans, and Enrolled Student-Veteran Dependents)
  • Veteran's Emergency Loan Program

The Santa Maria campus also offers the following support services:                                       

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Open Access Computer Lab (OACL)
  • Access to Tutoring Services 
  • Health Resources                                                              
  • DSP&S Services Information                            :
Veteran Success Center: (805) 922-6966 ext.3925
Financial Aid: (805) 922-6966 ext.3200
Counseling Department: (805) 922-6966 ext.3293
Learning Assistance Program (LAP): (805) 922-6966 ext.3274
 
Meet the Staff

The Veteran Success Center is VWhoused within the Student Center in Room G-101. 

The VSC staff consists of 3 student-veteran workers and the following staff:

  • Dr. Rob Parisi - Dean, Student Services 
  • Dr. Veronica West LMFT - Veteran Counselor / USMC Veteran 
  • Joyce Cole - Financial Aid Technician

The staff provides assistance to veterans and/or their dependents, aids in the coordination of programs for veterans, and assists in the daily functions of the VSC.

 

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