The Association of the U.S. Army in Arlington, VA, Displays Berkeley College Veterans and Gold Star Reflections Exhibit Featuring Veterans and their Families

 

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122
igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu
 

THE ASSOCIATION OF THE U.S. ARMY IN ARLINGTON, VA, DISPLAYS
BERKELEY COLLEGE VETERANS AND GOLD STAR REFLECTIONS EXHIBIT
 FEATURING VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Images Depict Bravery, Challenges of Veterans and Military Families 

 

 

(Photo Credit: Luc P. Dunn, Copy and Design Editor, AUSA News, U.S. Army)     

Photo Caption A(L to R) LTC Aric Raus, U.S. Army, with LTG Guy C. Swan, Vice President, Education, The Association of the U.S. Army, at the Berkeley College Veterans and Gold Star Reflections projects exhibit at The Association of the U.S. Army in Arlington, VA, through June 2017.       

 

The Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) in Arlington, VA, will display the Berkeley College Veterans and Gold Star Reflections projects through June 2017, thanks to LTC Aric Raus, U.S. Army, who admired them at a Berkeley College Veterans Gala earlier this year.  AUSA is the  voice for the U.S. Army on Capitol Hill and offers support for soldiers and their families.

“The Reflections projects touch the heart and tell a story that words can’t get across,” LTC Raus said.  “They allow those who haven’t been touched by the loss of war to visualize that loss.  And for those who have been touched, they help show how they are not alone and there are others in the same state of emotional recovery.”

Berkeley College student-veterans, family members, faculty-veterans and military families in the community posed for these Reflections projects – personal portraits that capture the emotional issues that stay with veterans.  They came about as a way to bring a measure of peace to the military and their families, according to Richard Robitaille, EdD, Associate Vice President, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, Berkeley College.

“The contrast between the individual and the requirements of service, as well as the ramifications of service, are often misunderstood,” Dr. Robitaille said.  “By utilizing this presentation method, the viewer gets a sense of the individuals and the struggles they often face.”     

LTC Raus said when he saw the display at a Berkeley College Veterans Gala earlier this year, he recommended that it be moved to The Association of the U.S. Army in Arlington, VA.  The Gala held in Garfield, NJ, on April 6, 2017, recognized the valuable support and achievements among the families of service members and graduating military and veteran students at Berkeley College.    

About the Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs

Berkeley College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program under the G.I. Bill and collaborates on national ventures with the National Guard, the Army and the Air Force, the GoArmyEd distance learning program, and the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership. The Office of Military and Veterans Affairs provides support to its student-veterans through six on-site veterans resource centers (VRCs) in New Jersey and New York, as well as through an Online VRC. At the VRCs, military students can meet with staff, network with their peers and learn about Veterans Administration benefits. 

Earlier this year, Berkeley College was designated as a Top 10 Military Spouse Friendly School in the nation by Victory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly® resources for veterans and their families. The designation came shortly after Berkeley College earned a 2017 Military Friendly® Award and was ranked a Top 10 Nontraditional School for outstanding commitment to, and programs for, veterans and their families. Berkeley College has also been recently named to the Military Times “Best for Vets: Colleges 2017” list for the fourth time, as well as ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth consecutive year, placing at No. 65.

About Berkeley College

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,000 students – including more than 550 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s 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 and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

Berkeley College has five New Jersey campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

 

 

(Photo Credit: Luc P. Dunn, Copy and Design Editor, AUSA News, U.S. Army)          

Photo Caption BLTG Guy C. Swan, Vice President, Education, The Association of the U.S. Army, views the Berkeley College Veterans and Gold Star Reflections projects, on display at The Association of the U.S. Army in Arlington, VA, through June 2017.

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