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CCBC hosts opening of new Veterans Services Center
at CCBC Catonsville
Center provides respite and resources for veterans
and houses the college’s new VITAL program

Baltimore, Md. (November 2, 2012) – Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville veterans now have a place they can call their own – a new Veterans Services Center -- which will be marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 3 – 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8 at CCBC Catonsville, Rm. B101 of the Barn.

Veterans Services Center
Click on the image above to view a video introducing the new Veterans Services Center at CCBC Catonsville.

The new Veterans Services Center is also the home base for the college’s new Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) program.

This new center is one of three planned for the college. A Center opened last fall at the Essex campus with another scheduled to open at CCBC Dundalk in the spring.

It is a place where student veterans can connect with their peers and explore college and community resources.

Operated in conjunction with CCBC’s veterans certifying officials, the Centers are filled with information to help new and prospective students access the best information about GI benefits, scholarships, financial aid and academic counseling.

Additionally, the CCBC Catonsville Veterans Services Center is the base for the college’s VITAL program, a new initiative which offers mental health services to student Veterans as well as special educational workshops to faculty and staff thanks to a partnership with the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System.

Through this partnership, a VA psychologist will be physically located at CCBC Catonsville three days a week to provide support to student veterans throughout the college.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony is open to CBCC students, staff and the community. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet the staff and honor the veterans who have served and now attend the college. A reception will immediately follow.

For details or to RSVP, call 443-840-4307.

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