William James College to Host Panel Discussion About Hiring and Mentoring Veterans

William James College to Host Panel Discussion About Hiring and Mentoring Veterans

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BOSTON– November 5, 2015 – William James College, a leader in educating mental health professionals and the largest graduate psychology program in New England, today announced that it will host a panel discussion for employers throughout the region to explore the opportunities they can provide to returning veterans. The panel will be moderated by Travis Bickford, associate director of military and veterans relations at William James College, and will take place on Nov. 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at William James College.

Panelists will include Robert Dingman, director of the military and veteran psychology program at William James College; Adam Freed, a military and veterans psychology student at William James College; Eli Williamson, Director of the Veterans Program for the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and the co-founder and president of Leave No Veteran Behind; Major General Raymond Fox, senior vice president of Strategic Business Development at Iron Mountain Incorporated; Ty Mericle, district manager (Pittsburgh) at Iron Mountain Incorporated; and Ty Ondatje, senior vice president of Corporate Responsibility and chief diversity officer at Iron Mountain Incorporated.

During the event, Iron Mountain – designated a “Military Friendly Employer” by GI Jobs – will receive a 2015 Corporate Humanitarian Award for its commitment to hiring and supporting military service members.

“At Iron Mountain, we are committed to advancing a diverse and inclusive workforce where all our ‘Mountaineer’ employees can achieve their potential,” said Ty Ondatje of Iron Mountain. “As part of this effort, we actively recruit veterans, active duty guard members and reservists, and we work hard to ensure that our veterans find a home at Iron Mountain in a professionally nurturing environment. These Mountaineers are considered prized employees for their valuable skills and the example of courage, strength and integrity they provide. Hiring veterans is just the right thing to do, and it’s good for our business.”

About William James College

Founded in 1974 as an independent graduate school of psychology, William James College is the largest graduate psychology program in New England, offering 13 unique training programs, including organizational and leadership psychology programs, for mental health professionals at the doctoral, master’s and certificate levels, each designed to immerse students in both academic study and real-life clinical experience. William James College has been the leader in educating mental health professionals who are committed to meeting the needs of our most vulnerable populations and is constantly assessing and evolving to meet the needs of a rapidly changing and increasingly diverse society. The College’s highly skilled professionals care for Latinos, veterans, children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings, including the schools, the courts, the community and the workplace.


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