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The Office of Veterans' Affairs offers support that includes:
Our Veterans' Lounge in Smyth 20 is open for student use from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
This office is part of Nazareth's Student Support Services.
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. - noon and 1 - 2 p.m. in Smyth Hall Room 22C.
Please call or stop by for an appointment. If you are unavailable during these hours, we'll make time for you at your convenience.
Education: B.S. in social work, Nazareth College; A.S. in individual studies, Jefferson Community College
Expertise: Van Gorder has more than a decade of experience in management, specializing in training and employee mentorship. After 21 years of service, including work in Korea and during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, he retired from the U.S. Army in 2014 at the rank of first sergeant.
At Nazareth, he is responsible for providing exceptional service and advocacy to prospective and current veteran students. He represents Nazareth College at veteran recruiting events, builds meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with active duty and veteran organizations, serves as the primary enrollment liaison for veteran students, and coordinates activities and events for veteran students. He provides leadership in helping to continuously build a veteran-friendly culture at Nazareth College.
Jay Rivera ’15, ‘17G is using GI bill education benefits to become a social worker to better help fellow veterans. Read more »