Bethany Kicks Off Homefront COMFORT Program for Veterans, Family

BETHANY, W.Va. — Bethany College and the Wheeling Vet Center are pleased to announce a new initiative to support area veterans and their family members — Homefront COMFORT (Counseling Our Military Families on Retraining and Transition). The program will feature a series of workshops and events designed to provide free career service counseling and support.

Homefront COMFORT will kick off on Saturday, February 4 with a veterans recognition event as the Bethany basketball teams take on Washington & Jefferson College. The Bethany women will play at 2 p.m., and the men’s game will begin at 4 p.m., both at the Bethany College Field House. Admission is free.

Dr. David Rudari, assistant professor of music, will sing the national anthem as the American Legion Post #45 from Follansbee presents the colors, prior to the start of the women’s game. A reception area for veterans and their family members will be available throughout the day.

Workshops will begin on Monday, February 6 with “Career Decision-Making.” Open walk-in sessions will also be held on February 13, February 20 and February 27.

March 5 will feature a workshop on “How to Write a Winning Cover Letter and Resumé,” with March 19 and March 26 serving as walk-in dates.

On April 2, the workshop will focus on “Making a Positive Interview Impression.” Staff members will also be available on April 16, April 23 and April 30 for walk-in sessions.

A “Mock Interviews” experience will conclude the workshop series on May 7.

All meetings will be held at the Mountainside Conference Center in Bethany from 5:30-8:30 p.m. College staff members will be available to provide assistance and support.

For more information on the events or on the Homefront COMFORT program, please contact the Department of Social Work at socialwork@bethanywv.edu or 304.829.7150.

Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.