As a former Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean conflict, and now an Edmundite priest serving in campus ministry and on the Board of Trustees at Saint Michael's College, I am delighted that Saint Michael's continues to welcome military veterans among its current students. When I was a 17 year-old "freshman" at Saint Michael’s, I was greatly influenced at that formative time in my life by the presence of many World War 2 veterans who, with the benefit of the G.I. Bill, chose to further their education at Saint Michael's. There is no doubt in my mind that their experience of the "real world" and their mature outlook on life was a tremendous benefit to me and the Saint Michael's community. It is my sincere hope that the presence of military veterans will increase at Saint Michael’s, and that we at Saint Michael's will generously serve their educational needs, as they have generously served our nation.
Fr. Ray Doherty, SSE. ‘51, Korean War Era Veteran and Former Marine
Father Ray Doherty as a young Marine at Cp. Lejeune, NC