This website represents but one part of our ongoing efforts to give you the information you need to successfully transition to academic and community life here at Suffolk, to enjoy a great learning opportunity, and to become proud alumni of our school.
The University complies with the "Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members" established by Presidential Executive Order 13607 issued April 27, 2012. (Download a PDF version of the executive order.)
University President's Commission
Our population of veteran and active service students, and eligible family members, continues to grow, spanning multiple programs across the University. There are a broad range of services and activities at Suffolk University affect these students, particularly when considering their demographics and shared experiences. It is equally clear that there are many Suffolk employees who care significantly about these students and work hard to make their Suffolk experience one which is very positive.
On December 17, 2012, President McCarthy established the President’s Commission on Veteran and Active Duty Students as an institutional committee, charged with “…focusing on the needs of veteran and active service students.” It is comprised of members of the University community (including current students) who have the knowledge and experience of working with this student population.
The Commission’s objective is to optimize the veteran student experience at Suffolk, and develop a more vibrant community for those who want to participate. The Commission meets at least twice per semester, and veteran students are invited to contact any of the Commission’s members.
Prof. Michael L. Barretti, Sawyer Business School, Co-Chair
Lorraine Cove, Registrar’s Office, Suffolk Law School
Douglas Peterson, Registrar’s Office, Veteran Certification Official
Ann Coyne, Dean of Students Office, College of Arts & Sciences and Sawyer Business School
Jeffrey Gangi, student, Suffolk Law School
David Merson, Office of Professional and Career Development
Prof. Steven McDonald, Sawyer Business School
Prof. Gregory Fried, College of Arts & Sciences
Danny Luu, Bursar’s Office
Jennifer Ricciardi, Student Financial Services
Audra Jamal White-Stadnik, Student Veterans Organization Chapter
Laura Piscopo, graduate student
Bryan Mendiola, Counseling Center
Michael Smith, Veteran’s Upward Bound Program
Kirsten Behling, Disability Services
Laura Ferrari, Dean of Students, Suffolk Law School
Kate Schmeckpepper, Office of the General Counsel
Patrick George, President, Suffolk Veteran Students Organization