SJC to Hold Community Veterans Event

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – APRIL 23, 2014 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that it will hold the community event “Stories We Carry: Conversations that Create Community” on Tuesday, May 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the McGann Conference Center located on its Long Island Campus in Patchogue, N.Y.

Stories We Carry, a Mental Health Association of New York City project, is a national community building initiative that connects veterans with civilians through storytelling. Told from different perspectives, these stories create a dialogue on war and its effect on the community, as well as military service and reintegration to create a greater sense of shared responsibility, service and support.

“We are very excited for the opportunity to pair up with the Mental Health Association of NYC, as well as the Veterans Health Alliance for this event,” said Shannon O’Neill, assistant dean and military adviser on SJC’s Long Island Campus. “It's a great opportunity for veterans and civilians to talk and break down barriers and misconceptions.”

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, email storieswecarry@gmail.com or call Shannon O’Neill at 631.687.2678.

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. For more information about military offerings at SJC, visit www.sjcny.edu/military.

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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