CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County College opened a Veteran’s Outpost Lounge at the Camden City Campus this week.
The dedicated area for veterans, which opened Nov. 13, will provide a quiet respite for studying and rejuvenating before and after classes.
“Camden County College takes its commitment to our nation’s veterans and service members seriously, so we are proud to open the Veteran’s Outpost at the Camden Campus,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Edward McDonnell, liaison to Camden County College. “In addition, Camden County College maintains a Veteran’s Service Center dedicated to assisting veteran students and is a nationally recognized military friendly school.”
The Camden County College Veterans Service Center assists veterans with applications and certifications, including those for benefits available under Selected Reserves, the Montgomery G.I. Bill, the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance.
“Camden County College recognizes that higher education is a major step in transitioning from military to civilian life,” said Camden County College President Don Borden. “That is why we have a Veterans Service Center that works with veterans to build a successful future and connect them with services on and off campus.”
The college’s veterans center provides Veterans Administration work-study information and opportunities and access to a special on-campus veterans lounges on the Blackwood and Camden Campuses. The center also provides access to a licensed clinical social worker on campus and provides referrals to the Camden County Department of Veterans Affairs and Camden County Mental Health Services.