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PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College rolled out a red, white and blue carpet for its student veterans with the opening of the Veterans and Military Affairs Center today. The center, unveiled during the College’s annual Veterans Day remembrance ceremony – after a procession led by public safety officers (from left) U.S. Army veteran Joquann Montgomery of Paterson, Vrej Citakian of Cresskill and Thomas Meyers of Hackensack – offers veteran-specific support services and a central location for advising, counseling and registration. After the opening ceremony, the College’s Rotary treated veterans to a lunch prepared by the school’s hotel/restaurant/hospitality program students and served by members of the Student Government Association. Bergen enrolls more than 300 military veterans under the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill.

Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu) based in Paramus is a public two-year coeducational college, enrolling nearly 17,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip J. Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields.

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