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Chapter 31 University Park Students - Contact Directory

October 3, 2014

Dear CH 31 Veteran,

I hope that this communication finds you in good health and in good spirits as we approach the midpoint of the Fall 2014 semester.  I trust that you are hard at work this semester, “hitting the books”, and that your efforts are being rewarded with the grades that you deserve.

Our current group of CH 31 students enrolled at University Park this Fall runs the gamut from first year students, to those who are finishing a degree program, and looking forward to graduation. Mindful of this wide range of “student experience”, I have compiled a list of issues that I believe deserve your attention and review. Please take a few minutes to review this list of “ITEMS FOR ACTION”, and take action on any issue that pertains to you and your specific situation. I have also included an “IMPORTANT DATE/ DEADLINE QUICK REFERENCE that will hopefully provide some assistance in monitoring important academic and financial deadlines on the horizon.

This October, Penn State is celebrating disability awareness month, with the theme “Diversability”, which focuses on the varying abilities and talents of people with disabilities. To highlight this initiative, the University has organized Diversability events during the month to help promote an atmosphere where individuals are comfortable discussing and exploring questions about accessibility, equality and inclusion for people with disabilities. Visit the Diversability Web site at:  to access the schedule of events planned throughout the month of October. Please take some time to participate! 

In addition, I want to give you a "heads up" regarding Allison Bernheimer's visit to University Park for the Fall 2014 semester.  She is scheduled to be on campus November 13th and 14th, to meet with all CH 31 students who are under the jurisdiction of the Philadelphia VARO. Those of you in that category will receive a letter directly from Ms. Bernheimer near the end of October.  As usual she will instruct you to contact the Office of Veterans Programs, and schedule an appointment to meet with her during this visit.  Please call at that time to schedule your appointment.

Finally, please be advised that I will be out of the office from October 9th through the 21st. If you have a CH 31 related concern, I suggest that you contact your individual VA Case Manager directly for assistance, during my absence.

Best wishes for a successful semester!


Richard M. Raynak
Veterans Counselor


Chapter 31 University Park Students - Contact Directory

Harrisburg VA Counseling Unit

Office Location
Federal Building Suite 1150
228 Walnut Street Harrisburg, PA 17108

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P.O. Box 11940
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1940

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Phone: 717-221-3750
FAX: 717-221-4570

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Phone: 717-221-4445
FAX: 717-221-4570

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Phone: 717-221-3725 
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Veterans Counselor
Office of Veterans Programs
The Pennsylvania State University
325 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-0465
FAX: 814-865-3815

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2907 Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, PA 16602
Phone: 814-943-8164
FAX: 814-940-7898

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3048 Enterprise Drive
State College, PA 16801
Phone: 814-867-5415

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