By Dan Conners
CCC Journalism Program

BLACKWOOD – On Thursday, Nov. 10, veterans from the United States Army will visit Camden County College’s Blackwood campus. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and will end at 3 p.m. and will be held in the Connector Building on the Blackwood campus.

The event is being held to “educate and inform the students of Camden County College about what the United States Army can offer to college students,” said Vanessa McMasters. McMasters is the director of Transfer Services, who also deals with most of the events that are held on campus. McMasters said, “It’s important for college students to know that the United States Army has many opportunities that are readily available.”

Said Harlan Hoffman, a Camden County College student, “The opportunities that the Army has are pretty interesting; I never knew how much they offered for us college students.”

The college is hoping to enlighten students not only on what the Army can offer to them but to also inform them about the accomplishments of the United States Army. Several United States Army veterans will be attending the event. The veterans will be there to inform the students on the many opportunities that the Army can provide them with and the various ways it can benefit them as students.

The United States Army offers college students various scholarships such as Army ROTC scholarships and the Army Legacy Scholarship, which offers up to $26,000 per year awarded each year to undergraduate students who are children of active duty United States military and Guard members.

Emily Coates, a Camden County College student as well as the daughter of an Army veteran, said, “I knew the United States Army offered money for vets’ kids but I had no idea it was that much. That’s a lot of money, especially for a college student.”

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