Veterans attending Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville now have a place they can call their own – a new Veterans Services Center – which opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 8.
The center is a place where student veterans can connect with their peers and explore college and community resources, and support each other during the transition from the military to civilian life, said said David Glover, president of CCBC’s Veteran’s Association.
“This is by veterans, for veterans,” Glover said. “I feel at home. I can go in and talk with someone.”
The 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.
The CCBC Catonsville Veterans Services Center is also the base for the college’s Veteran Integration to Academic leadership program, a new initiative to offer mental health services to student Veterans as well as special educational workshops to faculty and staff. A Veterans Affairs Medical Center psychologist will be physically located at CCBC Catonsville three days a week to provide support to student veterans throughout the college.