Goodwin Honored with Hispanic-American Veterans’ Partnership Award

At its eighth annual Military Ball on November 21, the Hispanic-American Veterans of Connecticut, Inc. (HAVOCT) honored Goodwin College with its Partnership Award in recognition of service to the military community. Betsy DeLaCruz, assistant professor of Human Services at the College, accepted the award. “I was honored, privileged, and proud to represent Goodwin College,” she said.

A related citation issued by the Connecticut General Assembly noted the College’s exemplary efforts to provide valuable support to Connecticut service members, veterans, and their families.

Hispanic-American Veterans AwardFor the past two years, Goodwin College has hosted HAVOCT’s Completing the Journey Back Home, an annual symposium focused on providing veterans and their families with information on employment opportunities and healthcare benefits.

“Goodwin is committed to making career-focused education more easily accessible to veterans,” said Tam O’Day-Stevens, Dean of Students at Goodwin. “Not only do we participate in the Yellow Ribbon GI Enhancement Program, we also offer a comprehensive spectrum of support services.”

Those supports include counseling services, professional and peer tutors in the Academic Success Center, and a Career Services team that offers lifetime assistance with job search skills, resume writing, and interview practice. The College also partners with the American Legion to offer a 33-percent discount on non-selective admission programs. A special tuition rate can be extended to the families of Legionnaires, Auxiliary members, and Sons of the American Legion who claim Connecticut membership in their organizations.

“We are incredibly honored by this recognition from HAVOCT,” said Goodwin’s president, Mark Scheinberg. “We take our responsibility to serve the military community to heart and are very proud to number veterans among the most outstanding leaders of our student body, faculty, and staff.”

Learn more about educational opportunities for veterans at Goodwin College.