SJC Listed in College Guide for Veterans and Servicemembers

December 10, 2014 BK LI

BROOKLYN AND PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – December 10, 2014 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) was recently named to Military Advanced Education’s (MAE) 2015 Guide to Colleges and Universities. The annual guide evaluates institutions on their best practices in military and veteran education and highlights schools that go out of their way to give back to servicemembers.

For the eighth year, more than 600 higher education institutions were evaluated based on military culture, financial aid for veterans, flexibility, on-campus support, online support services and criteria recommended by the VA and military services. The Guide provides foundational information a prospective student would use in framing his or her educational needs.

“We are honored to be recognized by Military Advanced Education as one of the top schools for veterans and servicemembers,” said Shannon O’Neill, assistant dean of military and veteran services at SJC. “We are so proud of our military-connected students at SJC and the wonderful impact they have had on the entire college community.”

With more than 230 military-connected students between the two campuses, SJC offers a number of degree programs with flexible course schedules, including offerings at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island, the Jones Beach Coast Guard Station in Freeport and the Shinnecock Coast Guard Station in Hampton Bays, New York. On the Long Island Campus, the SJC Student Veterans of America Club addresses the interests and experiences of veterans and the issues they encounter after their military service. SJC is a proud participant in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) and a core member of the SOCAD-4 management network.

For more information on the military benefits available at SJC, contact Shannon O’Neill at 631.687.2678 or [email protected]

MAE is the leading journal of higher education for servicemembers. Published 10 times annually, MAE’s editorial coverage includes exclusive interviews with military executive leadership, educators and members of Congress, as well as career and transition spotlights and special reports.

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.