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On Day 14 of my 22 day, 22 pushup challenge to raise awareness of the tragedy of Veterans’ suicide, we traveled to the soon-to-be-opened Diablo Valley College Student Veteran Resource Center. The Student Veteran Resource Center provides a place where Veterans, guardsmen, and reservists can find assistance in receiving their military benefits, their transition into academic life and support for their ongoing academic success. Vice President of Student Services Dr. Newin Orante welcomed us into the Center and Contra Costa Community College District President Vicki Gordon led a group of staff members in the counting as Trustee Greg Enholm and Marketing Director Chrisanne Knox participated in the Challenge with me. On average about 8,000 veterans commit suicide each year. If you are a Veteran and you need help, please call 1-800-273-8255, and press 1. Help is available, you are not alone