As Americans recognize the contributions of our servicemen and women with Veterans’ Day recognition ceremonies, Genesee Community College continues its Veterans’ Education Scholarship program designed to promote higher education for our nation’s veterans attending Genesee Community College. The program was spearheaded in 2007 by Dr. Roger Triftshauser, Rear Admiral, Naval Reserve Dental Corps (retired), a well-known public servant and local orthodontist.
“The scholarship is our way of thanking veterans for their dedicated service, while ensuring that deserving men and women have the opportunity to undertake a quality college education,” Dr. Triftshauser said. “I continue to invite all community members to support our veterans returning to College to prepare for their futures.”
The Veterans’ Education Scholarship augments federal veteran benefits, helping veterans return to college to obtain vital career training and is earmarked specifically for veterans; it will provide financial assistance to veterans enrolled at Genesee Community College.
“I am both happy and proud to receive the recognition of the Veterans’ Educational Scholarship,” Doreen J. Capstick, Sgt. of United States Marines stated in her letter. “The Marines taught me many things that will serve me well for the rest of my life. I have decided to earn a degree in accounting at Genesee Community College to prepare for a career in business. I wish to thank all the contributors for their vote of confidence.”
Letters have been mailed at this “Time of Remembrance” to many area veterans, and all community members are invited to share in this gift of higher education, job and career training for our veterans. Tax deductible contributions of all sizes are gratefully accepted and acknowledged, and are payable to Genesee Community College Foundation and may be mailed to:
Genesee Community College Foundation
Veterans’ Scholarship Fund
One College Road
Batavia, NY 14020
Please call the Foundation Office at (585) 345-6809 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PHOTO CAPTION: Three area veterans participating in a flag raising recognition ceremony at Genesee Community College on Veterans’ Day, November 11, 2009. http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/VeteransDay09.jpg