Beginning Monday, November 9, Goodwin College participated in “Greenlight A Vet,” a national initiative aimed at establishing support for America’s veterans, particularly those who are working to re-enter civilian life. The Greenlight A Vet website points out, “It’s hard to show [veterans] the appreciation they deserve when, back home and out of uniform, they’re more camouflaged than ever.”
The campaign encouraged individuals to light one green light on their porches, in their homes, or at their workplaces as a symbol of appreciation and support. Photos of the green lights could be posted using the hashtag #greenlightavet.
A number of colleges stepped up their participation on their campuses. Goodwin College committed to putting up green lights throughout their River Campus and at various College properties around East Hartford.
“Our president, Mark Scheinberg, heard about Greenlight A Vet and asked the staff to provide support,” said Dan Larson, Assistant Vice President of Facilities at Goodwin. “We’re honored to be able to be part of the project, especially with the number of veterans we count among our students and employees.”
Goodwin displayed green lights in and around the beacon tower at the One Riverside Drive main academic building; 167 and 195 Riverside Drive; the Connecticut River Academy at 9 Riverside Drive; 345, 349, 351, 401, and 1137 Main Street; Pathways Academy at 2 Pent Road; and the Goodwin College Business and Manufacturing Center at One Pent Road. In addition, the College asked those residents of the King Court neighborhood who live in Goodwin-owned properties to turn their lights on throughout the campaign.