“Veterans bring life experience to the classroom. They are often mission-driven, and they often have a clear sense of purpose in what they want out of their educations.” - Jennifer Reddy, Associate Director/Veterans Services Coordinator
Le Moyne College is currently home to 55 veteran and military-affiliated students and 45 students who are dependents of veterans. Additionally, the College has students who have been deployed to various locations, including Afghanistan. More than 350 alumni veterans have attended Le Moyne, including many of whom who enrolled on the original GI Bill after WWII. As a Yellow Ribbon school, tuition and fees are fully covered for participants, which is a unique benefit of the College.
Le Moyne’s Success for Veterans program began in 2009. Pat Bliss, Associate Dean and Director of the Center for Continuing Education championed the program. Success for Veterans offers personalized academic advisement services, provides advocacy and liaison measures with faculty and administrative departments, and serves as a link to community resources. Jennifer Reddy, Veterans Services Coordinator, helps students choose and understand their military education benefits, and works with students and the Registrar regarding transfer credits for military and other coursework.
The Veterans House, an on-campus location open to students, offers computers and study areas, lounge areas, a fully functioning kitchen, and temporary lodging for occasions of extenuating circumstances, such as severe weather. Various events are held at the House—including the Veterans Day get-together—and Student Veterans Association meetings. The group is a chapter of the Student Veterans of America, a national organization that has had a tremendous impact on veterans in higher education. Le Moyne is also a Summit member of Clear Path for Veterans, an organization in Chittenango that offers myriad services for veterans.
Thank you to Jen Reddy, Pat Bliss, and the faculty and staff members who support our veterans and veterans programs!