Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Announced for Veterans' Lounge

Patchogue, NY – February 19, 2013 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that a ceremonial ribbon-cutting of its new Military and Veterans’ Lounge will take place on Thursday, February 21 at 12:30 p.m. The new Military and Veterans’ Lounge is located on the second floor of O’Connor Hall on the College’s Long Island Campus in Patchogue, N.Y. A ceremonial presentation will take place to commemorate the space.

“Currently, there are 183 military or veteran students enrolled at St. Joseph's College, and 116 are on the Long Island Campus alone,” said Shannon O’Neill, assistant dean for the School of Professional and Graduate Studies on the Long Island Campus. “The lounge is a place for those who have served or are currently serving our country, to find a quiet spot to study or to meet and get to know some of their fellow service members.”

SJC’s Military and Veterans’ Lounge has information on local resources for the veteran population, both on and off campus. An American flag flown over Iraq on July 4, 2010 was donated by an SJC student and currently hangs in the lounge.

For more information or to request a tour of SJC’s new Military and Veterans’ Lounge, call Shannon O’Neill at 631.687.2678 or email smoneill@sjcny.edu.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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