Veterans Award Nursing Scholarships
The Veterans organization Nassau County Voiture #803 Forty & Eight recently held their 45th Annual Nurse’s Training Ball at the Malverne American Legion Post #44. Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, a registered nurse, joined the members of Forty & Eight along with other area officials in awarding scholarships to seven nursing students from all over Nassau County. This year’s recipients were Joseph Bruner of Baldwin, Matthew DiCicco of Floral Park, Susan Hannigan of Baldwin, Kerry McDonald of Floral Park, Megan Rossi of Massapequa, Katie Sheridan of Baldwin and Bridget Visconti of Westbury. Forty & Eight is a national organization originally formed as an honor society for members of the American Legion who had served in World War I. Primarily focused on charitable service today, the Nurses Training Program aims to encourage nursing education and student achievement.
Pictured seated are the honorees Matthew DiCicco, Megan Rossi, Bridget Visconti, Susan Hannigan, Katie Sheridan, Kerry McDonald and Joseph Brunner. Standing are Frank Colon, Chairman of the Voiture #803 Nurses Training Ball, Ron Sabe, Eleanor Graepal, Marilyn Blauert, Joe Reale, Legislator David Denenberg, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Town Clerk Mark Bonilla, Joseph Hassett, Ken Cadieux, Bill Ost and Reginald Buty.