A Lynbrook 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. awarded scholarships to Michael Stapleton, of Lynbrook, and three other veterans who are now enrolled at Nassau Community College.
"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."
Stapleton was deployed to Iraq. He and his wife Mairin have a 9-month-old son, Michael Jr. Stapleton,
The 31-year-old Marine Corporal spent six years in the military. He did not enlist until he was 23 and said he joined because he knew he needed to do something special with his life.
The Lynbrook resident said he is getting mostly 'A' and 'B' grades and plans on pursuing a career as radiological technician. Stapleton said the scholarship will help him pay for the very expensive books he needs for school.
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.