A Garden City law firm has awarded scholarships to three veterans who served in Iraq and are now attending Nassau Community College (NCC).
our troops return home it is incumbent upon the Long Island business
community to assist these heroic men and women transition into civilian
life,” said Meyer, Suozzi, English
& Klein, P.C. managing attorney Lois Schlissel. “It is
essential that we create jobs for those who served and help fund their
education so that they can compete for jobs in this very difficult
David Serana, 39, received a $1,000 scholarship from the firm. He enrolled at Nassau Community College to
obtain the necessary prerequisites so that he can attend medical school. He served as a combat medic in Mosul. Serana said he hopes to become a doctor and dedicate his career to treating veterans who suffer from PTSD and traumatic brain disorder.
Mario Keh received a $600 scholarship from the firm. Keh served two tours
of duty in Afghanistan and is
currently studying engineering science at NCC. He
plans on pursuing a career in computer engineering.
Jason Green received a $600 scholarship from the firm. Green served in Afghanistan for seven months in 2011. He is married with a four-month-old son and is pursuing a degree in business management at NCC where he has a 4.0 GPA.
Meyer Suozzi scholarship committee was chaired by A. Thomas Levin,
chair of the firm's Municipal Law, Land Use and Environmental Compliance
practice and the Professional Responsibility practice.