Fresno State vets' program needs cash

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Monday, July 8, 2013

The small crew of five Fresno State students had a classroom to call their own: shiny whiteboards, a new projector system, a lounge next door with a coffeemaker and computers.

The students, all veterans who have made the pilgrimage in and out of college-degree programs since leaving the service, last semester attended Fresno State's new six-week veterans education program that offers refresher classes and career counseling free.

The goal: make it affordable to reintegrate the adult students into civilian life, a world many of them have wandered through for years without finding a way to adjust.

But just months after its maiden session, the veterans program is scrambling to find a sustainable source of funding.

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