March 29, 2019 – Westchester County Executive George Latimer, County Veteran Service Agency Director Ron Tocci, Concordia College Director of Military and Veteran Affairs Viviana DeCohen and the Concordia College Veterans Club are excited to announce an upcoming event geared toward providing area veterans the services they need.

The “Veterans Open House and Resource Fair” will take place on Thursday, April 4 at 6pm in the Schoenfeld Campus Center Concordia College located at 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville.

Latimer said: “Westchester is home to countless veterans who displayed the utmost courage and bravery by fighting for our nation. This fair is a way that we in government can ensure that we are taking care of our vets just like they took care of us. I thank Concordia College, the Vets Club and Viviana DeCohen, a distinguished veteran herself, for partnering with us on this promising collaboration.”

The “fair” will feature opportunities for vets to:

  • meet with prospective employers, including the NYPD;

  • learn more about educational and health benefits from the VA; and

  • access Vet2Vet resources, free health screenings, and more.

At the event, Veterans Service Agency Director Ron Tocci will announce his office’s intention to begin a “Westchester Vets Office on the Road” program where he and his staff set up shop once a month at different colleges and universities across Westchester.

Tocci said: “At the Westchester County Veteran Service Agency, we are always ready to assist Westchester’s veterans. Events like today, and our upcoming Vets Office ‘tour’ allow us to go to where these new Veterans are, instead of them having to seek us out, so we can better serve them in whatever capacity is needed.”

Concordia College President John A. Nunes said: “We are honored to welcome the veteran community to our Veterans Open House and Resource Fair. At Concordia College, we’ve made it a priority to serve those who have served our country. We encourage any veteran to learn more about how their educational benefits and grants can help them start or finish their college education and advance their civilian careers.”

Concordia College Director of Military & Veteran Affairs Viviana DeCohen said: “Concordia College-NY is proud to partner with Westchester County Executive George Latimer on this Veterans Open House and Resource Fair. Here at Concordia, we are true to our motto of serving our Veteran community with ‘Passion, Purpose, and Service’ and know the same goes for Westchester County Government. We look forward to this joint effort leading to even greater success for the Veterans who we are able to assist.”

For more information, potential exhibitors can contact Diane Flores at (914) 337-9300 x2150. Other inquiries should be directed to Viviana DeCohen at (914) 337-9300 x2249.