FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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TENAFLY RESIDENT RECEIVES VETERANS GRADUATE AWARD
Adam Rosen, PsyD, is Director of Counseling and a Cross-Country Coach in New York City
On April 16, 2015, Berkeley College celebrated its more than 120 military and veteran graduates at the 3rd Annual Veterans History Project Gala and Graduation Dinner. At the event, Adam Rosen, PsyD, Director of Counseling, Student Development and Campus Life, and Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams, New York, received the 2015 Veterans Graduate Award.
The resident of Tenafly, NJ, was chosen by the graduating veterans as someone who was always “on their side” during their time at Berkeley. This support included weekly outreach programming and special events, such as Veteran “Meet & Greet” gatherings.
Dr. Rosen said that in some ways, student veterans have the very same needs as a typical college student, such as adjusting to new academic responsibilities and managing stress. However, he said, it is crucial that veterans receive additional support when transitioning to civilian life.
Jane Hammerslough, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Coordinator at the Brooklyn Vet Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, agreed. According to Ms. Hammerslough, veterans may face concentration issues and cultural concerns stemming from the military’s distinct, hierarchical culture.
“Student veterans are more likely to succeed in school knowing that support – counseling, social groups and benefits – are available,” she said. “Letting them know they are not alone is key.”
According to Berkeley College student veterans, Dr. Rosen was honored for doing just that.
“To be recognized by your community is always an honor, but this is especially true when you’re talking about the student veteran community – a group that has been so selfless and inspiring in their service and support to our country,” Dr. Rosen said.
At the Gala, the College screened the third installment of the Veterans History Project, an initiative of the Library of Congress that was created to collect, preserve and archive personal accounts of American servicemembers. The Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs also announced the Berkeley Reflections Project, a photo essay initiative of American servicemembers.
Click here to view the third installment of the Berkeley College Veterans History Project.
This week, Berkeley College was ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year. Berkeley College was one of 10 colleges in New York and one of two in New Jersey to receive the distinction.
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Graduate Studies, which offers a Master of Business Administration degree in Management.
Berkeley College has three New York locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations – Clifton, Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In January 2015, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College one of the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degrees for the second consecutive year. The website address iswww.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption (L to R): Adam Rosen, PsyD, Berkeley College Director of Counseling, Student Development and Campus Life, and Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams, New York, and student Jose Pagan, a veteran of the U.S. Army. Dr. Rosen is the recipient of the 2015 Veterans Graduate Award.
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