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Veteran Alumni Council

The Veteran Alumni Council hopes to support veteran students and recognize the achievements of exemplary veteran alumni. As our organization connects and collaborates within the veteran community, we invite all Veteran Tritons to join us as we work together to build a better future.


The ongoing mission of the Council is to positively influence, unite, advocate, and promote the UC San Diego Veteran community of alumni, students, staff and faculty. We function to foster and bind the community, in which the Council may provide the UC San Diego Veteran Alumni network meaningful opportunities and resources for: professional and personal support, engagement, representation and mentorship.



Frank Bellavia ‘16

Marshall Magincalda ’13

Staff Liaison

Anneke Garretson

Director, Alumni Engagement

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Join the Veteran Alumni Council

We are currently seeking new members! As we begin to plan council meetings and social gatherings, all will be open to returning and new members who are interested in hearing about a variety of topics curated by Council members. Email or complete the interest form to get updates!

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Tritons Connect

Join Tritons Connect, our online professional network designed just for you. Log in today to expand your network, grow personally and professionally–and empower the next generation of Tritons. Once you’re in, look for the Veteran Alumni Council to follow along with council happenings.

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Make an Impact

You can give directly to the UC San Diego Military Veteran Scholarship Endowment to provide scholarship support for transfer undergraduate students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstrate financial need, and are serving with honor or who have been honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United States.

Make a gift to the scholarship endowment


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