CCBC awarded an additional $100,000 to support student veterans
Aug 30, 2016 | by Hope H. Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 410.971.5560 (cell)
Kohlberg Prize allows CCBC to continue enhancements to Veteran ServicesBaltimore County, MD — For a second year, CCBC is the recipient of the Kohlberg Prize, an award given annually to increase support for veterans attending community colleges. Presented 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 also serve as a resource center where they can find academic and student support, community resource referrals, job postings, information regarding military-connected events on and off campus and 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.”
The Kisco Foundation was established by businessman and philanthropist Jerome Kohlberg. The World War II veteran used the GI Bill to attend Harvard Business and Columbia Law schools and later fought to ensure veterans continued to receive education benefits.
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