Cumberland County College is Dedicated to Assisting Veterans

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Cumberland County College is committed to assisting the men and women who have bravely served in our armed forces.

Cumberland is proud to have earned the elite 2016 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.

Cumberland County College’s Office of Veterans Services can help veterans transition from military to college life by providing the information they need to make informed decisions about civilian careers and educational opportunities.

William Reyes, CCC’s full-time, on-campus Veterans Services Coordinator, who served as an airman in the U.S. Air Force, has experience in all phases of college enrollment and counseling.

“Our veteran students have access to personal assessment, general counseling, career assessment, and financial aid counseling to assist in receiving military education benefits, so they can have a clear picture of the educational opportunities that are available, and of the best career path to take, based on their personal interests,” said Reyes. “Some military service may be applied for credit toward earning a college degree.”

Reserved exclusively for Cumberland’s veteran students, the Veteran Resource Center houses two dedicated study rooms with four computers and a printer; a lounge area with a TV; and a break room furnished with a microwave and a refrigerator that was donated by the Fleet Reserve Association of Atlantic City.

A campus life organization called the “Freedom Fighters Club” provides veteran students with fellowship and camaraderie.

“Our College has a long history of helping our military and veteran students to achieve their dreams, and to also create and be part of a community of peers who share their experiences,” said Cumberland County College President Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernandez. “It's an honor to serve these students.”

Cumberland County College partners with outside referral agencies to provide our veterans with personal and financial counseling. An agreement between the college and the Ventnor Vet Center provides a certified counselor and therapist. The Cumberland County Department of Veterans' Affairs, conveniently located on the campus of Cumberland County College, can help in coordinating additional veteran services, such as processing claims for disability and health benefits.

For more information and to get started as a veteran student at Cumberland County College, contact William Reyes, Veterans Services Coordinator, at 856-691-8600 ext. 1234.