A Wantagh resident and Iraq War veteran was recently in a group of four vets who received a scholarship from Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. to help with their future studies.
Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. in Garden City awarded scholarships to Ryan McCrory of Wantagh and three other veterans who are now enrolled at Nassau Community College in East Garden City.
"As our troops return home it is incumbent upon the Long Island business community to assist these heroic men and women with transitioning into civilian life," Managing Attorney, Lois Schlissel said. "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 economic climate."
McCrory, 29, spent six years in the Army serving as a Sargent in Aviation mechanics and Special Operations. He was stationed in Iraq from July of 2006, until October of 2007 and served three tours in Afghanistan in 2009 and 2010.
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Before enlisting, McCrory attended college in Colorado and said he was not ready for the rigors of college study. Since enrolling at Nassau Community College he has been on Dean’s list with a grade point average of 3.78 and hopes to someday attend medical school and become an oncologist.
The 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.
Founded in 1960 by the late John F. English, the firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. includes among its members Joseph A. Suozzi, former Appellate Division Justice; John V. N. Klein, former Suffolk County Executive; Basil A. Paterson, former New York Secretary of State; and Harold Ickes, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff. Over the course of 50 years, the firm has earned a reputation for integrity, creativity and professionalism and has set a standard of excellence in the practice of law.