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Meet the VSS Staff

Catherine Ward

Catherine WardCatherine Ward, M.S., MFTI #74439, is the Coordinator for CSUF's Veterans Student Services, where she serves as a program developer and administrator, student counselor, support group facilitator, and community resource liaison. Catherine graduated Summa Cum Laude from CSUF in May of 2010 with her Bachelor's of Science in Human Services and graduated in December of 2012 with her Master's of Counseling Program. Born and raised in Southern California, Catherine hopes to give back to the community by supporting the veteran community (and their families) through education and counseling opportunities. She spends her spare time with family, enjoys the arts, and playing her ovation guitar.

Assistant Coordinator
Daniel Akers

Daniel AkersDaniel Akers, B.A., graduated Summa Cum Laude from CSUF in May 2012 with his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and is currently attending CSUF’s Master of Public Administration Program. Daniel was born and raised in Pomona California and served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Sergeant from 2002 to 2006. During his time in the Army he was stationed at Ft. Carson Colorado and served tours of duty in both Korea and Iraq. He is the Assistant Coordinator for CSUF’s Veterans Student Services and hopes to continue his own education while assisting other students in theirs. In his spare time he likes hiking, weightlifting, and good food and beer.