Simpson University President Shares Veterans Initiatives at Council Dinner

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University is expanding its veterans services with a new work study program, national honor society chapter, and an upcoming visit day for community college student veterans.

President Robin Dummer shared these initiatives—as well as Simpson’s long history with military service members and veterans—during a keynote address at the Shasta County Veterans Affiliated Council’s 25th annual awards dinner on Feb. 18.

The yearly event honors veterans and civilians for their extraordinary service to the Shasta County veterans community. Dr. Dummer was invited to speak about Simpson University’s advocacy for veterans.

In November, the university opened a Veterans Success Center on campus, designed as a one-stop shop for veterans, service members, and their dependents to access educational and career-planning resources, as well as providing a space for them to study and relax.

In its first full semester, the center—under the direction of Veterans Services Coordinator Justin Spears, is serving 31 students who receive veterans benefits, 28 of them veterans.

Also new in 2017:

VA Work Study: Simpson University has been approved as a Veterans Affairs work study site for up to 1,300 hours a year for veteran student workers.

Honor Society: The university has been approved to establish a chapter of the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society. The first veteran student honorees will be inducted at a dinner in April.

Student Veterans Organization: A student veterans club has been established, with students involved in raising awareness and funds for student veterans events, and seeking to connect with other student veterans on and off campus.

Veterans Visit Day: Simpson will host its first Spring Veterans Transfer Day for community college veterans on March 17. Students from College of the Siskiyous, and Shasta, Butte, American River, Lassen, and Yuba colleges are invited.

For more information about Simpson University’s veterans services, including the Veterans Success Center and the SAVE (Success Advocates of Veteran Education) team, visit



Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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