Welcome Veterans!

Veteran Success Center (VSC)

The Veteran Success Center (VSC) staff at Allan Hancock College welcomes you! We are eager to assist you as you continue your educational journey with us and hope that your time at Hancock College will be rewarding experience. Should you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office so that we may assist you.

Location: Veteran Success Center, G-101
Telephone: 1-805-922-6966 ext.3925
Monday and Thursday : 10:00am-2:00pm
Tuesday-Wendesday :  10:00 am -430 pm

The Veteran Success Center is the heart of the college’s veteran community and serves as a gathering place for student veterans to connect and socialize. Veterans from all branches of service are welcome and can expect to receive professional, courteous and compassionate support as they pursue their educational and vocational goals at Allan Hancock College.

The VSC provides information for the following services on the Santa Maria campus:

  • stuVA Certification
  • New Student Orientation (In-person or online)
  • Priority Registration
  • Student Education Plan
  • Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • Academic Advising
  • Veterans Club and Support
  • Computer Labs and Printers
  • Study Environment (Dedicated for Enrolled Student-Veterans, and Enrolled Student-Veteran Dependents)
  • Veteran's Emergency Loan Program

The Santa Maria campus also offers the following support services:                                       

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Open Access Computer Lab (OACL)
  • Access to Tutoring Services 
  • Health Resources                                                              
  • DSP&S Services Information                            :
VWVeteran Success Center: 1-805-922-6966 ext.3925
Financial Aid: 1-805-922-6966 ext.3200
Counseling Department: 1-805-922-6966 ext.3293
Learning Assistance Program (LAP): 1-805-922-6966 ext.3274
Meet the Staff

The Veteran Success Center is housed within the Student Center in Room G-101. 

The VSC staff consists of 3 student-veteran workers and the following staff:

  • Yvonne Teniente-Cuello -  Dean, Student Services
  • Dr. Veronica West, PsyD,  LMFT - Veteran Counselor / USMC Veteran 
  • Joyce Dendo - Financial Aid Technician

The staff provides assistance to veterans and/or their dependents, aids in the coordination of programs for veterans, and assists in the daily functions of the VSC.


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Last Modified Oct 17, 2018