On this Memorial Day weekend, our
thoughts and best wishes go to all
our veterans and their
families and friends for serving their country, and for those who have
lost loved ones.
Albany Law School has a
rich history of providing support for our alumni, faculty, staff and students
who are service members and military veterans.
Our alumni have served in
every U.S.-related military war since the Civil War. Today we have students who
have served all over the world, including a second-year student currently
deployed in the Horn of Africa. On staff we have a Navy Reservist
deployed twice in recent years, including once in Kuwait for more than a year.
We are proud to support
Albany Law School participates
in the Yellow Ribbon program for our veterans, where we directly match
contributions from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. This helps cover the costs that the
Post-9/11 Bill does not cover.
year I will co-chair a new partnership among the 15 New York law schools with
the Governor’s Office and the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs to
lead an innovative initiative to assess how New York
state’s 15 law schools can best provide legal assistance to the veterans
of New York. I will provide updates as we move forward.
And I am pleased to
announce that Albany Law School is forming an alumni group for veterans. We
look forward to creating and supporting this special Albany Law community and
will be contacting our veterans shortly with details about the group. Please
let us know if you are interested in joining the group by emailing the alumni
office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the upcoming alumni
magazine that you will receive shortly, we offer a special tribute to some of
our alumni currently serving in the military in leadership
Thank you to all of you
who have served, continue to serve, and to the families and friends who support
Penelope (Penny) AndrewsPresident & Dean