Lane’s Veterans Services, which provides support for just under 400 Lane Community College students receiving veterans education benefits, is hosting an Awareness Week leading up to Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11. The week will come to an end with a celebration on Nov. 10 in the Maxwell Student Veteran Center in Building 19, Room 233. The celebration will include food, a raffle drawing, Federal Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) assistance and other resources for Lane student veterans.

According to Veterans Affairs Certifying Official Stacey Vasquez, the veterans services organization aims to promote an understanding of veterans and their vastly unique experiences as well as the issues they face upon returning home. The organization provides resources, support and advocacy in order to help former military students succeed at Lane.

“What I want most out of this Veterans Awareness Week, is for our community to reach out to our military and veteran students, staff and faculty on campus and offer support in any way they can,” Vasquez said.