SJC Student Honored for Military Service

May 20, 2016

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – MAY 20, 2016 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that for the fifth year in a row, an SJC student will receive the Long Island Recreational Trails Conservancy’s (LIRTC) annual scholarship. This year, Patrick White ’16 was selected by the organization for his military service and commitment to education. The annual ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 22. 

“We are honored to have Patrick as a student at SJC and we congratulate him on receiving the LIRTC scholarship,” said Erin D’Eletto, director of the Office of Military and Veteran Services at SJC. “As a student and active member of the Air National Guard, Patrick has displayed integrity, honor and sacrifice. He brings great experience to the classroom and has been an example to his fellow students.” 

Since 2009, White has been a member of the Air National Guard, 106th Rescue Wing in Westhampton Beach, New York. He is graduating with a B.S. in Organizational Management and will enter SJC’s graduate program in organizational management this fall.

A military-friendly school with a dedicated Office of Military and Veteran Services, SJC offers online, on- and off-site class schedules for its military and veteran students, including class offerings at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island, the Jones Beach Coast Guard Station in Freeport, SFO Moriches in East Moriches and the Shinnecock Coast Guard Station in Hampton Bays, New York.. 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. SJC is consistently ranked among the nation's best colleges for active military, veterans, spouses and dependents by U.S. News & World Report, Military Times, GI Jobs and Military Advanced Education. For more information about military offerings at SJC, visit   

LIRTC is a not-for-profit organization that supports local causes and awards scholarships and grants to those in need. It serves 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

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. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.