December 22, 2022

Patrick Henry Award Recognizes WCU’s Service to Veterans

Colonel Joseph Kirlin West Chester University and the Greg and Sandra Weisenstein Veterans Center have been honored for exceptional service to veterans.

On December 15 at the Veterans Center, Colonel Joseph Kirlin (at right in photo), PA Department Commander of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Military Order of World Wars (MOWW), presented the Bronze Patrick Henry award to Vince DeMarro ’90, M’99 (at left in photo), the University’s VA School Certifying Official and a retired U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

The award recognizes the University’s status as a Gold Designated Military Friendly University 2021-2022 as well as for service to veterans.

The Veterans Center is committed to facilitating communication among our campus offices in order to serve student veterans, military service members, reservists, and their families with a coordinated system of service to provide a meaningful transition from the military to West Chester University. Visit the Veterans Center website for more information.

The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) is a patriotic, nonpartisan, Veterans Service Organization (VSO) dedicated to promoting patriotism, civic responsibility, public service, and leadership in our nation’s communities. There are 77 chapters organized into 10 geographic regions throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These chapters serve the veterans, youth, first responders, and others in their communities via education, recognition, public speakers, and community support outreach programs.

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