Gavilan Student Veterans of America (GSVA)
The Gavilan Student Veterans of America chapter was founded in Fall of 2011 by a group of student veterans interested in helping veterans and families of veterans succeed and adapt to academic life at a community college.
Our club goals include: improving veteran services at Gavilan College, mentoring student veterans, bringing awareness to veteran issues, promoting understanding on campus, and working with the Gavilan extended community to foster veteran success.
As a club we are committed to Service, Scholarship, and being Social. Each semester we aim to do one service project, one event related to academics (scholarship), and at least one social event. See the schedule below to learn more about what we have planned this semester!
For more information about the club inquire in the Veterans Resource Center in Library 109.
Congratulations to GSVA members Steven Pretlove, Elaine Estrada, and Ray Lopez for crushing the 2017 NorCal Gladiator Rock 'N Roll obstacle course at Casa de Fruta on October 28th! Way to rep GSVA!!
SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP: November 3rd, 10am-Noon in the Library Study Room
Thanks to GSVA President, Ray Lopez, for sharing resources and tips for winning scholarships! Big thanks also go out to Dewitt Stuckey from the VRC, Jacquelyn Richburg from the Career/Transfer Center, and tutors from the Writing Center and the Learning Commons for their help in making the Scholarship Workshop a success! Look for more events like this in the future!
FLAG REPLACEMENT: GSVA and Gavilan College have teamed up to replace the U.S. and California flags on campus
The outdoor flags and three indoor flag sets will be replaced in honor of Veterans Day. VFW Post 9242 will perform the replacement ceremony for the outdoor flags on November 9th at 11:30 a.m. The old flags will be officially retired in the proper manner by the Boy Scouts of America.
VETERAN DOCUMENTARY CORPS: On November 9, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m. in the Gavilan Theater we will host a free screening of "Valor: Real Veterans. Reel Stories." Please join us for the screening and bring a friend!
Officers for the 2017 / 2018 academic year are:
President: Raymond D. Lopez, Jr.
Vice-President: Steven Pretlove
Secretary: Molly Howe
Treasurer: Anthony Cordova
Sergeant at Arms: vacant
Club Advisor: Jillian Wilson
GSVA meets every 3rd Thursday of the month in the Veterans Resource Center from 12:00 to 12:30
Gavilan Student Veterans of America is a chapter of the Student Veterans of America national organization.