Berkeley College Students from Newark Participate in Library of Congress Veterans History Project


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20,
2013

Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122

igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu

 

 

BERKELEY COLLEGE STUDENTS FROM NEWARK PARTICIPATE
IN LIBRARY OF CONGRESS VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT

Berkeley College is proud to announce that student veterans from Newark in Essex County, NJ, have participated in the Veterans History Project sponsored by the Library of Congress. The students recently were honored at a gala held by Berkeley College and the Newark Museum to celebrate Veterans of the Armed Forces. They attend Berkeley College in Newark.

The following students from Newark were recognized:

- Maja Johnson, U.S. Army
- Roscelle Jones, U.S. Air Force

In 2000, the United States Congress established the Veterans History Project in order to collect, preserve and archive personal accounts of American service members so that future generations will be able to hear directly from the veterans and better understand the realities of war. In a video that will be submitted to the Library of Congress, Berkeley College student veterans spoke about personal experiences during their military training and deployment.

To view the video, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31bRj0bAR2c&feature=youtu.be

“Berkeley College is proud to participate in this project to honor the more than 500 student veterans who are currently enrolled, their families and their loved ones,” said Richard E. Robitaille, EdD, Berkeley College Assistant Vice President, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. “We thank them for their time, their dedication and their willingness to share their personal history.”

Berkeley College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program under the G.I. Bill, and collaborates on educational ventures with the National Guard; the Army and Air Force at Fort Dix, NJ; the GoArmyEd distance learning program; and the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership. The College also administers the Combat Veterans Educational Partnership (CVET) program.

A leader in business education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,700 students — including over 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New Jersey locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. And in New York there are three locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, and White Plains.  Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

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Photo Caption A: Berkeley College student veteran Maja Johnson of Newark (left) and Richard E. Robitaille, EdD, Assistant Vice President, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. Ms. Johnson was featured in a video that will be submitted to the Library of Congress as part of the Veterans History Project.

http://berkeleycollege.edu/press_release_images/RoscelleJones.jpg

Photo Caption B: Berkeley College student veteran Roscelle Jones of Newark (left) and Richard E. Robitaille, EdD, Assistant Vice President, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. Mr. Jones was featured in a video that will be submitted to the Library of Congress as part of the Veterans History Project.

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