Meyer Suozzi is proud to announce that it has awarded scholarships to five veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, now enrolled at Nassau Community College (NCC). The NCC scholarship program, which was initiated by our 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 firm’s Local Government, Land Use and Environmental Compliance and Professional Responsibility practices, and served as the past President of both the New York State Bar and Nassau County Bar Associations.
The scholarship awards ceremony was held on May 10, 2017 at NCC.
“Our firm has had the honor of awarding scholarships to over 40 veterans, who excelled academically, over the past seven years.” said Meyer Suozzi Managing Attorney, Lois Carter Schlissel. “We deeply appreciate those who serve in our military and their commitment to our country. We wish them great success in their future endeavors.”
About the scholarship recipients:
Nicole DiPaola, a resident of Amityville, proudly served four years in the United States Marine Corps. After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, she struggled for many years trying to adjust back into “civilian world”. Ms. DiPaola, a single mother, is excelling in the Criminal Justice program at NCC and hopes for a future career as either a Corrections Officer, Parole Officer, or Probation Office to achieve a better life for her and her son.
Kimberly Trapani, a resident of Bellmore, served in the United States Navy as a Sonar Technician. She is enrolled in the Allied Health Studies program at NCC and is pursuing a career as a Medical Diagnostic Sonographer. Mrs. Trapani is fascinated with how the body works, and with the use of diagnostic cardiovascular sonography, she hopes to be able to detect and treat life threatening issues for both humans and animals.
Dean Perez, a resident of Inwood, served in the Marine Corps’ infantry. He is currently studying to become a guidance counselor to help children struggling emotionally after losing a loved one, to stay on the right path in life.
Roosevelt Morring, a resident of Garden City, served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Morring’s goal is to become a Registered Dietician, a Certified Dietary Manager, and a Diabetes Educator. He is passionate about fighting our country’s battle with obesity, especially in children. Mr. Morring, who is visually-impaired, was elected as co-president of NCC’s Student Veterans of America. Being a visually-impaired student has not been an easy task for Mr. Morring, but it has not gotten in the way of achieving his goals.
Kevin Williams, a resident of Arverne, Queens, served in the U.S. Army from 2011-2016. He is working towards entering the Registered Nurse program at NCC and plans on working in a veteran’s hospital, where he can help and assist other veterans with their health issues as well as provide them with encouragement.