• CCBC staff member assisting student with paperwork

For a second year, CCBC is the recipient of the Kohlberg Prize, an award given to increase support for veterans attending community colleges.

Presented annually by the Kisco Foundation, this $100,000 award will enable CCBC to continue expanding its outreach and services to student-veterans.

Located on each of the college’s three campuses, Veteran Resource Centers serve CCBC’s more than 800 student-veterans. Each of the centers provides a place for student-veterans to not only gather and relax, but to also serve as a resource center where they can find academic and student support, community resource referrals, job postings and information regarding military-connected events on and off campus. They can also access information regarding military-only programs such as the Warrior Scholar Project, mentorships, SALUTE Honor Society and the Veteran Alumni chapter.

Funding from the Kohlberg prize will assist CCBC in increasing enrollment and retention efforts among student-veterans, as well as providing additional networking opportunities and events specifically geared toward the veteran population.

“Veterans are an important part of our college community,” expressed CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis. “We value the depth of experience and breadth of knowledge they bring to our classrooms. Helping to make their transition from combat to the classroom as seamless as possible has always been a CCBC priority. Now, thanks to the Kohlberg Prize, CCBC is positioned to do even more for the veterans who find themselves transitioning from the military into college.”