Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 4:00pm
Bronx Campus
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Dobbs Ferry, NY – October 17, 2016 - Mercy College is proud to unveil the College’s new Veterans’ Center at the Bronx Campus.  For the nearly 300 veterans that Mercy serves, and particularly the 100 who call the Bronx Campus their home, the Center serves as a space to help student veterans’ transition from soldier to scholar. 

 

In the Center, Veterans can enjoy a television, Xbox One, PS4, refrigerator, microwave, computers, couches and study tables. This Center is made possible with a $10,000 grant from the Student Veterans of America and the Home Depot Foundation.  Funding was also secured by New York State Senator Jeff Klein.   

 

The Veterans’ Center will be supported by PACT Mentor Viviana DeCohen, who will direct student veterans to campus resources that will help them succeed in their educational goals. 

 

Mercy College President Tim Hall said: “As a “Yellow Ribbon School” designated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Mercy’s commitment to our veterans is something special and something that I believe makes a real difference in their lives.  Our active service members and veterans come from all branches of the country's armed forces with one common goal: to transition successfully to civilian life through education and getting a job.”

 

Senator Klein said: "I am proud to have provided $200,000 in funding for Mercy College and provide our students with a computer lab, student's lounge, and now a veterans' lounge.  We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to those who bravely served in our military.  The veterans' lounge will allow these students to have a dedicated area to study, complete assignments, and connect with fellow veterans.  We must honor the great sacrifices our servicemen and women and made for our nation. I am proud to have spearheaded a number of programs to help our veterans, such as the Veterans Tax Credit legislation that I sponsored that helps provide jobs for our veterans returning from overseas by offering incentives to businesses as well as our Bronx HIRE program which helps veterans find job opportunities within the community.”

Hall said: “Resources such as professional mentors, flexible hours and maximized awards for military training, transfer credits and military exams all make the transition from soldier to scholar smoother, so our students can focus on their studies.”  

To check out News 12's coverage of the event, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOmBabRw-PY 

To check out BronxNet's coverage of the event, visit: https://youtu.be/vbqIVOfCKzg 

About Mercy College

Mercy College is the dynamic, diverse New York City area college whose students are on a personal mission: to get the most out of life by getting the most out of their education.

Founded in 1950, Mercy offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College challenges its faculty and staff to make higher education work for anyone hungry enough to earn a better place in life.  With campuses in Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan and Yorktown Heights, the vibrancy of the College culture is sustained by a diverse student body from around the region.  

Committed to supporting students throughout their education, Mercy College offers a personalized learning experience that includes the College’s Personalized Achievement Contract (PACT) program. PACT is a nationally recognized mentoring program that serves as a model for student success. www.mercy.edu/ 877-MERCY-GO.