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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Fordham to Host Veterans' College Fair and Forum
Fordham’s Westchester campus will host a College Fair for Veterans on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. Along with Fordham, all of Westchester County’s major colleges and universities will be on hand to provide information to veterans seeking to continue their education at the undergraduate or graduate level.
A representative of the NYS Division of Veterans Affairs will also be on hand to answer questions about the Post 9-11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program, which Fordham participates in.
After the College Fair, Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Service (GSS) will present “Serving Those Who Served,” a panel discussion on supporting active duty military, veterans, and their families. Mary Ann Forgey, Ph.D., associate professor at the GSS, will discuss military culture. Sgt. Arthur Moore, a Vietnam veteran, and SPC Fianna Sogomonyan, who served in Iraq, will tell their stories.
Paul Tobin, president of VetsFirst, and Elizabeth Rahilly and Kristen Tuttle, social workers with the Veterans Administration of Hudson Valley, will share their work with veterans and their families. The discussion, which begins at 7 p.m., is open to the public and free of charge.
Fordham’s Westchester Campus is located at 400 Westchester Avenue in West Harrison, N.Y. For directions and details, visit www.fordham.edu/westchester