SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Veterans Center at San Diego State University was renamed Thursday for Joan and Art Barron, who donated $1 million to create an endowment and fund its operations.
The Barrons traveled from their home in New Jersey for the dedication ceremony.
Art Barron, a retired entertainment executive, navy veteran and SDSU alumnus, said the couple got involved after school President Stephen Weber discussed the facility with them.
"We have a special place in our hearts for SDSU and all veterans," Barron said. "We are honored by all the young men and women who have given such service to our country and we owe them a big debt."
The 3-year-old center provides services for 1,200 student veterans, reservists and active-duty military members, along with several hundred dependents. It was the first such center opened within the California State University system.
SDSU is considered one of the Top 20 "military friendly" campuses in the country, according to the university.
"In a town with so many veterans, it is crucial that SDSU provide a culture of appreciation and support for student veterans," Weber said. "Because of Art and Joan's leadership and commitment to those who've served, we have been able to provide the help our student veterans need to succeed at SDSU."
The center is located in the Student Services West building, just north of Aztec Center.
San Diego County again will face extreme heat and high surf beginning Monday and lasting through Thursday, the National Weather Service said.
U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw appeared conflicted in early May on whether to stop families from being separated at the border.
Temperatures will continue to warm through the week, with slightly cooler temperatures for the weekend.
Five people were injured in a three-car crash in the Rolando area on Sunday after an apparent road-rage incident. It happened about 1:30 p.m. on University Avenue at College Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Another successful Comic-Con is in the books. The four-day pop culture convention came to an end Sunday, but even in its final hours was packed with things to see and do.
Vince Velasquez allowed two hits over seven innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Sunday for a doubleheader split.
A man stole a brand-new luxury car out of a Kearny Mesa dealership's lot and led police on a lengthy chase down San Diego freeways on Sunday.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.