Berkeley College Student Veterans March in NYC Veterans Day Parade



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Members of the Berkeley College community, including Berkeley Troops, a newly recognized member chapter of the national Student Veterans of America (SVA) coalition, were among the record-breaking 80,000 who participated in this year’s New York City Veterans Day Parade.
“Our military students are so enthusiastic,” said Berkeley College Coordinator of Veterans Support Services, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, Rachel Hodgson, MSEd, NCC. “They are very grateful for the recognition they received from Berkeley College and their fellow students, as well as from the city of New York.”
Before the parade began, Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD, served coffee and breakfast to the students where they assembled on 28th Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue. 
“It was an honor to be there, greet them, and thank them personally,” said Dr. Cortes. “The Berkeley College family is grateful to all the servicemen and women who have made sacrifices to serve our country.”
Berkeley College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program under the G.I. Bill, which allows as many as 1,550 of its students to have their tuition and fees covered each academic year. The College also collaborates on educational ventures with the National Guard; the Air Force at McGuire Air Force Base, NJ; the GoArmyEd distance learning program; and the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership.
In 2010, the College launched CVET, the Berkeley College Combat Veterans Education Partnership, designed to meet the academic and career goals of combat veterans. For more information on the program, visit
A leader in business education for 79 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls nearly 9,000 students — including more than 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains. And in New Jersey there are four locations — Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is

Photo Caption: Members of the Berkeley College community, including Berkeley Troops, a newly recognized member chapter of the national Student Veterans of America (SVA) coalition, march in the New York City Veterans Day Parade.
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