Lorenzo Harmon III
Director, Veterans' Resource Center
Bachelor of Science in Sociology
University of La Verne, La Verne, California
Associates of Science in Computer Networking
Mt. San Antonio Community College, Walnut, California
Lorenzo Harmon leads the Veterans Resource Center at Norco College, as the Director. This role includes managing the Recruiting and Outreach team, assisting in Veterans and dependent of veteran's educational success, as well as Developing Community Partnerships. Previously, he supervised the daily operation of the Veteran's Resource Center at Mt. San Antonio College. He is a passionate advocate in the success of student veterans and their successful transition back into the civilian community. Lorenzo works diligently with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans centers and local resources to help veterans and their families.
Lorenzo's professional background includes experience working in higher education at community colleges for 7-years. Beginning his career in academia as a student worker in a Veterans Resource Center and working until he obtained a full-time staff position as a Student Services Program Specialist. Eventually working up to become a Director at Norco College. Prior to his work in academia, he served 21 years in the United States Marine Corps until he retired as a Gunnery Sergeant in 2006. During his last 10 years in the Marine Corps, he ran multi-man recruiting stations where he led every recruiter under his leadership to a successful tour of duty. Lorenzo also recruited and mentored over 200 young men and women before, during and after their military careers. As a civilian Lorenzo served as a United States Army Recruiter where he continued to honor this nation by transforming young men and women to United States servicemen.
Lorenzo has been recognized by the San Gabriel Valley community for his outstanding service to the veteran's community. He received recognition from Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County and Riverside County and California state officials for his community service. Lorenzo received a personal visit from Governor Jerry Brown to recognize his work and contributions to the Veterans at MT. San Antonio College. During his military service Lorenzo was awarded 4 Navy and Marine Corps achievement medals, and 3 Marine Corps Commendation medals. Lorenzo is a proud father of two daughters and one son. Lorenzo is a grandfather of 5.