Veteran Connection
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Veteran Connection!

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You served us with commitment, honor, and distinction. It is our privilege to serve you.

We want to ensure that service members and veterans can focus not only on academic success, but also on reintegration into civilian and student life. We want to help you achieve your goals, and the team from the Veterans Connection - comprised of faculty, staff, and veteran students - are here to help you on your journey to success.

The Veterans Connection at Bergen will:

  • Work with you to assess your military experience in relation to your academic goals.Veterans
  • Help you in learning about VA benefits and how to access them, as well as a variety of programs and services available to you.
  • Assist you with reintegration into civilian and academic life
  • Introduce you to other veterans at Bergen who share common experiences.
  • Serve as a conduit for raising understanding on issues that impact veteran students.
  • Present relevant educational topics that enhance your learning experience

For further information please contact us at:

Veterans Center

Room L-113 - Pitkin Education Center

Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm


[email protected]

Violet Surdyka - Interim Coordinator of Veteran and Military Affairs - 201-493-3767

John Giaimo - Academic/Personal Counselor - 201-447-7458

Victor Mandio - Readjustment Counselor Vet Center (Available on Fridays at the Veterans Center)