The Las Positas College Veterans First Program will present its fourth annual "Operation Gateway - A Veteran’s Transition to Success," a two-day orientation seminar about educational opportunities for returning veterans, from 1 to 5 p.m. on July 18 and 19.
"We are proud to offer this two-day seminar that will be dedicated to in-depth education and career planning, classroom expectations, finance and benefits information, campus life, community resources and veteran support services," said Veterans First Coordinator Todd Steffan. "Operation Gateway is also a great opportunity for veterans to experience firsthand the community and camaraderie that we have here at Las Positas College."
In addition to informational sessions and workshops, veterans also can meet other veterans and enjoy a barbeque lunch with students, staff, and members from community organizations. Textbook stipends also will be available for eligible student veterans. Space is limited; early registration is recommended. Register by calling Steffan at ( 925) 424-1571 or email him at
"Operation Gateway" is sponsored by the Las Positas College Veterans First Program which provides veterans with services and resources to help them achieve their educational goals. This past academic year, more than 300 veterans or active duty military personnel were enrolled at the college. The college has been recognized as a Military Friendly School by "G.I. Jobs" magazine, placing the college in the top 15 percent of educational institutions nationwide.
Veteran support services include a full-time program coordinator, priority registration, transfer workshops, a book loan program, a study/drop-in tutorial center, work-study program and an active Student Veterans Organization. For more information, please visit the website at
Las Positas College is a community college serving the Tri-Valley area of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and Sunol. The College offers seamless undergraduate transfer credits to the University of California and the California State University systems as well as more than 70 degree and certificate programs at its northwest Livermore campus. Over 9,500 students attend the college. For registration information please call (925) 424-1554 or go online at
www.laspositascollege.edu. Las Positas College is located at 3000 Campus Hill Drive in Livermore.