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Veterans heading back to school now have a new resource at Fresno City College. (KFSN)

Veterans heading back to school now have a new resource at Fresno City College.
A patriotic start helped mark a new chapter in veteran services at Fresno City College with the opening of the Veterans Resource Center. It's the latest effort to help a large number of service members transitioning to student life.

Michelle Gerbrandt was an active duty medic in the army and these days is a nursing student at Fresno City. She says the new center is a great tool for service members. The center was moved to a larger space where it will provide a wide range of services from computers to tutoring and even psychological services.

Mary Alfieris said, "They've served in the armed forces, they've suffered, they've endured, they've laid in the sand, they've dodged bullets. Many of them come with issues and for them it's important they have someone who understands."

Mary Alfieris is the coordinator of veteran services and says this new center is a dream come true.

"We're very happy it's all under one roof," said Alfieris. "Our goal for the veterans of this school and the community what's offer to them, not only on campus, but in the community."

The space will help 450 veterans who are using the GI Bill and will be open to all veterans.

The Veterans Resource Center at Fresno City College is now the largest of its kind in the California community college system. Officials say it will serve those who so bravely served our country.

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