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Free American Conference on Diversity Program Helps Support Returning Local Vets

March 14, 2013

The Atlantic County Chapter of the American Conference on Diversity will present a free program from 8 a.m.-noon, Thursday, March 21, to educate, spread awareness and promote a better understanding of the needs of returning veterans. Hosted by Atlantic Cape Community College, “Supporting Those Who Serve: Helping the Returning Vet Access Healthcare, Workforce/Employment and Higher Education” will include a panel discussion of information, tools and strategies to help transitioning veterans access health care and educational systems as well as reintegrate into the workforce.

Panelists include Dr. Anthony Macchiavelli, medical director, Hospitalist Program, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center; Kristin Morell, LCSW, readjustment therapist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and Thomas O’Donnell, assistant dean of students, The Richard Stockton College of N.J. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of our panelists after the discussion.

“We are pleased to present this program focused on a very timely and significant topic. The goal of the program is not only to promote an understanding about the issues, but to share with the community the steps they can take to support those who have served to protect our freedoms,” said Eric Reynolds, chair of the Atlantic County Chapter of the American Conference on Diversity.

The event is geared toward community members, local government and business leaders, health care professionals, and higher education administrators, faculty and staff

The program will be held in Atlantic Cape’s Walter Edge Theater, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. To register, email