LMC_Laniece_BellLaniece Bell is a veteran, mother, Vallejo native, and third generation in her family to attend college. She is majoring in Liberal Studies/Behavioral Sciences/Sociology, and is planning to transfer to CSU East Bay in Fall 2018.

Laniece served in the United States Army where she was a specialist, and served in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). She uses LMC’s new Veterans Resource Center (VRC) often. “The VRC is valuable to me as I can get together with other veterans, share college experiences at LMC such as our favorite professors, which college services to utilize, and which activities to be sure to participate in. The VRC gives us a sense of belonging to the LMC community. One thing that was really important to me was that I represented the college in the 2016 Veterans Day Parade in Antioch. I feel proud that I could represent LMC. As a single parent, it’s very important to me to be a good role model for my children and this was the perfect opportunity. My children even got to ride on the float in the parade!”