St. Joseph's College Student Honored for Military Service

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – APRIL 23, 2013 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that, for the second year in a row,  an SJC student will receive the Long Island Recreational Trails Conservancy’s (LIRTC) annual scholarship. This year, Cassandra Crespo was chosen by the organization for her military service and commitment to education. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 19.

Ms. Crespo has been an active member of the United States Army National Guard since 2010. Since enlisting to serve her country, Ms. Crepso completed a deployment in Kuwait as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and received two promotions, allowing her to achieve her current ranking of Specialist. In addition to her military obligations, Ms. Crespo is a sophomore psychology major on SJC’s Long Island Campus. 

"It is great to see Cassandra receive this honor for her outstanding work, both in the line of duty as well as in the classroom,” said Shannon O’Neill, assistant dean for the School of Professional and Graduate Studies on the Long Island Campus. “Cassandra’s dedication to serving our country and the sacrifices she has made while pursuing a degree, are admirable and she has made all of us at St. Joseph’s College very proud."

LIRTC is a not-for-profit organization that supports local causes and awards scholarships and grants to those in need. They serve as an educational facility to teach safe and responsible ATV use, with a goal of expanding open space rehabilitation to provide long-term active recreational and educational opportunities to members of the public not served by traditional municipal land use policies. For more information, visit

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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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