Doctoral student, Juan Garcia, part of cohort XI in the College of Education's Educational Leadership doctoral program, has been named Outstanding Full-time Faculty of the Year at Cypress College, where he works as a counselor and coordinator of the Veterans Resource Center. Garcia is a Marine Corps veteran having served three deployments under Operation Enduring Freedom in the Middle East. At Cypress, Garcia teaches a veteran-only course focusing on academic and life skills helping veterans transition from military to college life. Additionally, Garcia has worked to create on-campus programs, resources, and develop funding for the Veterans Resource Center through grants, donations, and a yearly fundraiser. Congratulations to Juan Garcia on this recognition!