Meyer Suozzi has awarded scholarships to three Long Island veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and are now enrolled at Nassau Community College. The scholarship program, which was initiated by the firm in 2011, recognizes local veterans who are continuing their education after returning from military service.
The Meyer Suozzi scholarship committee is chaired by A. Thomas Levin, Chair of the Local Government, Land Use and Environmental Compliance and the Professional Responsibility practices, Past President of both the New York State Bar Association, and the Nassau County Bar Association.
The scholarship awards ceremony was held on December 15, 2016 at Nassau Community College.
“Over the past six years, our firm has had the honor of awarding scholarships to over 38 veterans who, upon returning from service abroad, excelled academically,” said Meyer Suozzi Managing Attorney, Lois Carter Schlissel. “We deeply appreciate their service to our country and wish them great success in their future endeavors.”
About the scholarship recipients:
Anthony Cambareri, a resident of Island Park, served in the United States Army where he was given medical training put to use when he was deployed to Iraq. He is working towards his nursing degree with the hope of getting placed in a hospital system. Mr. Cambareri is currently working and volunteering as an EMT where he gets crucial experience in helping many people.
Ryan Howell, a resident of Hempstead, served 24 years in the Army National Guard including two tours in Iraq. He is currently working towards his degree in Medical Administration. Mr. Howell has a passion for helping members of the community and hopes to use his degree to assist those in need of health insurance. Mr. Howell will be pursuing his Bachelor Degree at SUNY Empire State College in the Spring of 2017.
Natasha Gibson of Valley Stream, a veteran of the Army National Guard, aspires to be a registered nurse – a passion which stemmed from her experiences taking care of a terminally ill family member. She believes that there is no greater pleasure than lifting the spirits of the sick and restoring hope in others. To achieve her goal, Ms. Gibson plans to pursue a bachelor’s of science in Nursing.