Office of Military and Veterans Affairs

Welcome to the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs

We are here to serve and assist the Berkeley College student-veteran population.

The Office of Military and Veterans Affairs operates six on-site Veterans Resource Centers: The Woodland Park VRC is on the first floor of Building #2, the NYC VRC is on the bottom floor of the 41st Street building, the Newark VRC is in room 125, the Brooklyn VRC is on the fourth floor, and the Woodbridge VCR is on the second floor. There is also an Online Veterans Resource Center.

Ed Dennis, Assistant Vice President, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, is based at the New York City campus. Tami Pichardo, Senior Director, is based at the Woodland Park campus. Lisa Mulligan, Associate Director and Veterans Advisor, divides her time between the New York City and Brooklyn campuses. Maja Mendez, Assistant Director, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs works at the Newark and Woodbridge campuses.

The Veterans Resource Center provides a location for veterans to receive information about their VA benefits; meet with the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs; socialize with other veterans; and obtain booklets, pamphlets, and other materials about a wide range of veterans benefits and issues.

Veterans Affairs Work-Study Program

If you're a Berkeley College student-veteran enrolled full-time or 3/4-time in a college degree program who is receiving educational benefits, you can "earn while you learn" with a VA work-study allowance.

Job Description

  • Assists with VA benefits. Facilitates the initial start-up process and distributes forms that a student must have to obtain benefits. Collects any additional material the student submits. Answers questions concerning any additional benefits that the student may receive.
  • Assists with VA policies and procedures. Informs students of any VA websites, important phone numbers, publications, etc.
  • Refers the students to different departments depending upon the question. If a student has questions or concerns pertaining to advisement or needs counseling, then the peer mentor can refer the student accordingly.
  • Works with VA student's folders for filing and intake of any VA forms.
  • Works with VA students concerning campus polices and procedures. (For example locations of buildings, questions concerning courses, registration, advisement, etc.).
  • Assists in answering phone calls regarding VA questions.

Please send resume to Tami Pichardo, Senior Director, at


Edward Dennis
Assistant Vice President
212-986-4343 ext. 4515

Tami Pichardo
Senior Director
212-986-4343 ext. 4393

Maja Mendez
Assistant Director
973-278-5400 ext. 6118


Call: 1-800-446-5400 ext. WRE

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