Former Marine Sgt. Benjamin Allen
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Branch: USMC (active duty 1995-1999)
St. Bonaventure Program: Computer Science
"I chose St. Bonaventure after someone referred to it as a great school for my field of interest. The focus here on personal growth and programs of study provide challenging opportunities to prepare me for life and a career.
"The facilities for veterans made an impact on my college experience from the first day I came to campus. I was provided a place to relax and study in an environment that has the feel of a small military unit and family."
Airforce Tech Sgt. Joshua Szarek
Hometown: Poland, NY
USMC (active duty 2007-2012); USAF (active duty 2013-present)
St. Bonaventure Program: Criminology
"I chose St. Bonaventure for many reasons, including reputation, the Veterans program, and academics. The Veterans program setup made my admission process flawless, and there is a team mentality that made me feel at home with other veterans who offer guidance for newer students.
"Additionally, I knew I wanted to complete my B.A. to commission, and I was offered a position in ROTC that will only further my knowledge and career.
"The facilities are superb for veterans and their dependents. Having a quiet place to study on campus, a computer lab, and a lounge area allowed me to feel relaxed and prepared for my classes."