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Veterans Resource Center

VRC Counseling

Welcome to counseling services at Foothill College's VRC. We pride ourselves on providing high-touch academic, transfer, disability, personal and career counseling for military-affiliated students. We look forward to meeting with you soon.

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Learn More about Counseling at the VRC

Academic Counseling

  • Develop a VA approved Student Educational Plan (SEP) for certificate, degree and/or transfer
  • Explore VA approved majors, educational choices and set academic goals
  • Discuss and navigate the trancript evaluation process for courses taken at other colleges/universities
  • Address academic challenges and barriers

Transfer Counseling

  • Learn about various 4-year universities and colleges
  • Find the right college/university "fit"
  • Determine specific requirements for various universities and academic programs
  • Receive assistance on applications and admission essays

Disability Counseling

  • Understand how your disability or disabilities affect you
  • Discuss and determine classroom and/or testing accommodations 
  • Collaborate with DRC staff to provide resources and support to ensure academic success

Career Counseling

  • Better understand yourself by learning more about your values, interests, personality preferences and strengths
  • Explore career options and paths
  • Create strong resumes and cover letters
  • Learn how to effectively network 
  • Prepare for various types of interviews 

Personal Counseling

  • Receive support in a safe, judgment-free space
  • Address personal issues affecting college success
  • Get referrals to on-campus and community resources as needed

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About Our Counselors


Richard Saroyan, Counselor for Veterans Services


Greetings. I have been counseling for 10+ years, first helping students and veterans with disabilities at San Jose State University. After gaining proficiency in career and disability counseling, I had the opportunity to develop expertise in academic and transfer counseling at a nearby community college. As a military dependent and former community college student, I am honored to be the lead counselor for the Veterans Resource Center here at Foothill College while going above and beyond to provide you with high-touch services. I hope to meet you soon, understand your goals, and help empower you to make informed decisions.


Miriam Orozco Ramirez, Adjunct Counselor for Veterans Services

MiriamWeclome students! I am very excited to be joining the VRC tream and being a   part of your educational   journey at Foothill College. Here's a little bit about me, I'm a first-gen student originally from Mexico but   grew up in California. I graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Human Development and a minor in Chicano/a Studies. Then, I pursued an M.A. in Counseling and Guidance and a Pupil Personnel Services School Counseling Credential at San Jose State University. From 2022-2023, I had the opportunity to work as an Academic Coach for the DRC at Foothill College. It is a great honor to be in this new position and continue to help students with academic, transfer, and career counseling. I look for


Contact Us

Richard Saroyan, Counselor for Veterans Services 


Phone: 650.949.7232


Miriam Orozco Ramirez, Adjunct Counselor for Veterans Services


Phone: 650.949.7183

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Veterans Resource Center


Building 5400, Room 5403


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Richard Saroyan
Counselor, Veterans Services

Veterans Resource Center



Bldg. 5400




Miriam Orozco Ramirez
Adjunct Counselor, Veterans Services

Veterans Resource Center



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Jacklyn Chau
Student Success Specialist & School Certifying Official

Veterans Resource Center & Admissions/Records



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Ms. Julie Brown
Veterans Resource Specialist & School Certifying Official

Veterans Resource Center



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