Student Veterans Resource Center Dedication Ceremony Featuring 14th Annual Veteran of the Year Recognition

I am pleased to announce the Thursday, November 7, 2013 campus
commemoration of Veterans Day, including the dedication of UC San
Diego’s Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) and awarding of the 14th
Annual Veteran of the Year presented by the UC San Diego Veterans
Association.  The ceremonies to honor all veterans will take place on
the west side patio of the Student Center from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.  The
event is open to the public.

Tours of the new Student Veterans Resource Center will follow. The
Student Veteran Resource Center includes 1,600 square feet of lounge,
meeting, office and kitchen space. A full-time staff member will provide
support services to student veterans at this location.

Our UC San Diego Veteran of the Year, Billiekai Boughton, will be
honored, in addition to outstanding veteran student, Richard Gilbert.
The prestigious award honors and recognizes UC San Diego veterans who
exemplify the campus’ principles of community and who have demonstrated
outstanding volunteer service. As part of the annual event, each veteran
and active duty member in attendance will be recognized.

To support the dedication of the new Student Veteran Resource Center and
the Veteran of the Year recognition ceremony, I am approving one hour of
administrative leave with pay. I ask supervisors to allow employees to
attend as long as the absence does not infringe upon the performance of
required duties or patient care.

Inquiries regarding the event or requests for a sign interpreter may be
directed to Sarah Barclay at 858-534-4672 or

I hope that you can join us as we recognize the contributions of all
veterans and acknowledge the veterans who are valued members of the UC
San Diego community.

Pradeep K. Khosla