Palo Alto College awarded for excellence in veteran education

September 29, 2021

Marketing and Strategic Communications

Palo Alto College was honored with the Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Gold Award from the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Veterans Education Program.

The award recognizes universities and colleges that provide excellence in education and related services that significantly contribute to the academic success of student veterans and military-connected students.

“This award recognizes the hard work we have done in the past and the hard work we will undertake in the future. I do not doubt that the Palo Alto College Veterans Affairs team will continue to serve our military veterans and their family members at this level of excellence as they go through their academic journey at PAC,” said Coordinator of Veterans Affairs Vincent Bosquez.

Palo Alto College’s Veterans Affairs (VA) program serves approximately 800 students each fall and spring semester with a dedicated office providing services to student veterans and collaborating with other departments to maximize student veteran success.

The VA team helps veterans fully understand their VA educational benefits as well as resources available to them while enrolled at Palo Alto College, such as:

  • Computer lab and resources
  • Food, recreational activities, lending library
  • Priority/early registration, fee waivers
  • Enrollment-to-graduation advisement
  • VA work study 

Palo Alto College is among 14 institutions of higher learning from around Texas to be honored with the Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Award in its inaugural year. Also recognized from the Alamo Colleges District were San Antonio College (Gold Award), Northeast Lakeview College (Silver Award), and St. Phillip’s College (Bronze Award).

To learn more about the College’s Veterans Affairs program, visit