SJC Assistant Dean Honored for Work with Veterans

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – MARCH 3, 2014 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that Shannon O’Neill, assistant dean on the College’s Long Island Campus, was recently honored at the Fifth Annual Suffolk County Veterans Appreciation Night for her work on behalf of veterans. O’Neill received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) and a proclamation from Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.

"I am humbled to be recognized for my work with the veterans of Suffolk County,” said O’Neill. “It is truly an honor for me serve a population of students who are so selfless and have sacrificed so much for this country. It is so rewarding and I am grateful for the opportunity."

The annual event allows the County Executive and the Suffolk County Veterans Services Agency to recognize employees from county agencies, as well as outside entities, for their service to their communities.

A military-friendly school, SJC offers online, on- and off-site class schedules for its military and veteran students, including class offerings at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn and Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island, N.Y. In addition, SJC is an active participant in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, offering veteran students financial support, a monthly housing allowance and an annual stipend for books and school supplies.

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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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