SJC Hosts Veterans Awareness Week

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – OCTOBER 28, 2013 – In celebration of Veterans Day, St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that it will hold a series of events on its Long Island Campus from November 11-13 during the week of National Veterans Awareness Week.

The events for the week include:

• Monday, November 11, 12:40 – 1:35 p.m.: Veterans Day Celebration to honor veterans at SJC and in the community

• Tuesday, November 12, 12:40 – 1:35 p.m.: Student Veteran Panel to share stories and answer questions on deployment and military culture

• Wednesday, November 13, 12:40 – 2:40 p.m.: Veterans’ Vision - an art talk by Art Therapist Gina Trezza and reception by veterans from the Northport Veterans Administration and the Long Island State Veterans Home

• Wednesday, November 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Veterans’ Resource Day to receive information on local organizations that support veterans

“These events were planned to honor and assist the more than 85,000 troops that were welcomed home to the New York metropolitan area since October 2001, adding to the more than 950,000 veterans in New York State,” said Shannon O’Neill, assistant dean of SJC’s Long Island Campus. “We have more than 100 military and veteran students on the Long Island Campus and we want them to know how much their service is appreciated, not only by SJC, but by others throughout Long Island and New York.”

For more information on Veterans Awareness Week at SJC or to attend one of the events, 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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