NJBIZ Honors U.S. Army National Guard Veteran James Marshmon among Inaugural Veterans in Business Honorees

Monday, November 13, 2023
Contact: Kelly Depsee
Senior Director, Communications and External Relations
Marshmon Serves as Director of Student Development and Campus Life
and Manager of the Berkeley College Foundation Food Pantry

Berkeley Marshmon 

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NJBIZ recently honored James Marshmon, Director, Student Development and Campus Life and Manager, Berkeley College Foundation Food Pantry, among its inaugural Veterans in Business Award nominees. Marshmon, a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard, is a resident of Linden, NJ.

Marshmon was honored alongside 40 award recipients from companies including Hackensack Meridian Health, EY, the New Jersey State Veterans Chamber of Commerce, and Johnson & Johnson, at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Click here to watch the awards ceremony.

“This inaugural awards program is just one way we can show our veterans our appreciation for not only how they served in uniform, but what they’re now accomplishing in the business world,” said AnnMarie Karczmit, General Manager, NJBIZ.

Marshmon’s last rank was as an E4 Specialist in 2010, after serving in inventory management, supply chain management, and distribution. “The demanding challenges and unique experiences I gained through my military career have provided me with invaluable business skills I still use today,” he said.

Each semester, Marshmon brings a group of student volunteers to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. He said he seeks to instill in students the values of discipline, resilience, leadership, and civic engagement that he learned in the military.

“I want students to know that service to their community is an opportunity to learn, grow, and become more engaged in the world around them,” Marshmon said. In partnership with the Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, he also organizes military-focused volunteer efforts throughout the year, including sending care packages and holiday cards to servicemembers through Operation Gratitude; organizing an annual toy drive for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital; and placing thousands of wreaths at veteran graves on National Wreaths Across America Day.

As Manager of the Berkeley College Foundation Food Pantry in Woodland Park, NJ, Marshmon ensures students have access to the nutritious food and basic toiletries they need to be successful. During the pandemic, when classes were remote and resources were limited, Marshmon led a process to reopen the pantries and introduced a virtual order option.

About Berkeley College 

Berkeley College, founded in 1931, is a career-focused institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that offers students Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs in more than 20 career fields. The College also offers Continuing Education programs to enhance career credentials. 

Berkeley College has campuses in New York City and in Newark, Woodbridge, and Woodland Park, NJ, with more than 3,600 students enrolled. In addition, Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, for 10 consecutive years. Berkeley College was also ranked among the Best Regional Colleges/Universities in the North in the 2023-2024 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges survey. The website address is https://BerkeleyCollege.edu.