Veterans honored through Del Mar College program

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Del Mar College recognizes 66 veterans for completing the Veterans Upward Bound program, which helps transition veterans from military careers to civilian life through higher education.

They served their country in the US military, but the training they received at Del Mar College helps make that transition to the civilian sector a bit easier.

Not only that, but it’s a free program funded by the Department of Education to provide support to low-income first-generation military veterans.

“I feel really good, I learned a lot of computer science, I learned to do Excel,” said veteran Gilberto Garza. “I mean, I was a mechanic and I got injured, so they’re helping me retrain and everything is something I can do a lot better, you know, work smarter, not harder.”

Garza said he’s been working towards his associate’s degree and looks forward to growing through his studies.

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