Image Spacer
Site Index | Phone Directory | Search
Long Beach City College Image Spacer
spacer
Site Navigation
LBCC Home
Financial Aid Home
Veterans Services Office Home
VSO at LBCC
New Students
Returning Students
Family Members (Dependents)
Services at the VSO
VetSuccess on Campus
Payment Information
VSO Policy
Eligibility Information
GI Bill and Other Programs
Tuition Fee Waiver
Community Resources
LBCC Veterans
Veterans Administration
Helpful Links
 
 
Get Adobe Reader
spacer
Image SpacerAdmissionsCounselingDisabled Student ServicesEOPSFinancial Aid
Gray rule
spacer
spacer
Veteran Services Office Staff
Veteran Services Office

 

Veteran Advisory Program/Front Desk

A staff of 15 workstudy students who rotate through the front desk – many of whom act as a Peer Advisor for incoming students. The staff is trained to answer questions regarding school policy, certification procedure, VA benefits, and the current programs within the VSO. They are the first points of contact and a great resource; being Veterans and students, they hold insights that may be of great assistance to you.

Available office hours, Monday-Thursday 8am-5:45pm, Friday from 8am-12pm

(562) 938-4162

veterans@lbcc.edu

 

Rachele Ross, Veteran Certifying Official

Primary certifying official. Can intake Financial Aid paperwork and answer general questions regarding VA Benefits, certification, and Financial Aid.

Available Monday-Thursday from 9am-5pm, Friday from 8am-12pm

(562) 938-4759

rross@lbcc.edu

 

James Martinez, Veteran Advisor

Primary Financial Aid Advisor and secondary certifying official. Can assist with VA Educational Benefits and processing Financial Aid Paperwork.

(562) 938-4164

Available at LAC Monday, Wed-Friday from 8am-5pm. Available at PCC on Tuesday from 9am-2pm 

j2martinez@lbcc.edu

 

Harold Anderson, Academic Counselor

Assists with academic counseling, career counseling, transfer counseling, personal counseling, & Financial Aid counseling.

Available by appointment only. Please call to schedule an appointment.

(562) 938-4162

handerson@lbcc.edu

 

Lois Daz, VetSuccess on Campus Counselor

The VSOC counselor at our campus who acts as an official liaison to the VA with full access to all VA Benefits (educational and non-educational).

Available Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:30 am-5:30pm

(562) 938-4283

Lois.daz@va.gov

 

Jessica Garcia, U.S.C. Intern

The USC intern acts as a transitional case worker that assists our students in finding adequate resources for housing, career assessment, and academic services.

Available Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.

(562) 938-4162 


Elder Natareno- L.A. Veteran Center Outreach Coordinator

Transition counselor from the LA Veteran Center. An official VA employee, Mr. Natareno has the ability to assist students with filing claims, review all VA Benefits (educational and non-educational) and is licensed to serve as a personal counselor. All sessions are confidential – sessions may be placed on official VA record per individual discretion.

Available on alternating Tuesdays 1pm-5pm

elder.natarenohernandez@va.gov 

(562) 938-4162

 

James Cross, MSW- L.A. Veteran Center Readjustment Counselor

Transition counselor from the LA Veteran Center. An official VA employee, Mr. Cross has the ability to assist students with filing claims, review all VA Benefits (educational and non-educational) and is licensed to serve as a personal counselor. All sessions are confidential – sessions may be placed on official VA record per individual discretion.

Available on alternating Tuesdays 1pm-5pm

James.Cross2@va.gov 

(562) 938-4162

 

Connie Thomas, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

A counselor who works with the VSO through our partnership with Strength in Support, a local non-profit that offers domestic counseling services for Veterans and their families. Ms. Thomas is trained to assist with PTSD, anxiety, substance abuse, parenting issues, anger management, grief issues, and marital conflict. All sessions are confidential and not-placed on your official VA record.

Available for private sessions and walk in appointments, Monday 1pm-5pm

(310) 736-1090

Csthomas.ma.lmft@gmail.com

 

spacer