OMVS celebrates our Military & Veteran Students!

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For more information about any of the scheduled events, please contact the Office of Military & Veterans Services at 201-200-3199 or email us at

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Mrs. Elaine Gargiulo, Director, Military and Veteran’s Services

Mr. Ramon Aponte, Marine Corps Veteran, NJCU Alum, ’12, ‘16, Retired JCPD Police Academy Instructor

Presentation of Graduation Cords
Mrs. Elaine Gargiulo / Mrs. Randi Fontanez

Doctoral Recipients
Alyza Brevard-Rodriguez, Civil Security
Daryl Lynch, Civil Security*

Master’s Degree Recipients
Simran Ayer, Health Science
Alexis Diaz, Secondary Education Teaching
Diego Nunez, Business Administration Finance
Daniel Perez, Cyber Security
Steven Reyes-Santos, National Security Studies
Natalia Thomas, National Security Studies

Bachelor’s Degree Recipients
Mary Biro, English
Ryan Carr, National Security Studies*
Rene Cirino, Nursing
Awa Diakhate, Psychology
Cherif Diallo, National Security Studies*
Jakai Evans, National Security Studies
Ashley Garcia, National Security Studies, Philosophy*
Isabel Jamie, Music Performance
Liam Kennedy, National Security Studies*
Dylan McConway, Fire Science
Steven Peralta, Music Education
Kevin Quezada, Finance
Joel Reyes, National Security Studies*
Grace Sabaya, Fitness, Exercise, Sports*
Eddy Santana, National Security Studies*
Chavelle Taylor, Biology
David Washington, Fire Science

Student Remarks
Jakai Evans, US Marine Corps, Veteran

Closing Remarks
Elaine Gargiulo

  *Fall 2023

During the month of November, NJCU’s green tower takes on a new meaning as we celebrate our nation’s heroes. Join us on campus or at home by changing one light in a visible location to green as a symbol of support and gratitude for all Veterans. 

November 6, 2023 
Please join us in front of the flagpole, as we kick off our celebration leading up to Veterans Day by raising the flag in honor of our nation’s heroes. In addition, stop in the Gilligan Student Union Building and visit our tables showcasing the Jersey City Vet Center, The US Army, and the US Navy. 

  • Flag Raising, 9:30am, Flagpole, Hepburn Hall, Front Lawn
  • JC Vet Center, Army & Navy Tabling on campus, GSUB 1st floor (10:00am - 3:00pm)

November 8, 2023
Join us for a discussion about our NJCU Veterans and learn how you can help welcome them on our campus (as a friend, in the classroom. etc.). Then visit our table during the 1st Generation Student Celebration. 

  • Green Zone Training, 10:00am, GSUB 129
  • 1st Generation Pop Up, 12 noon, GSUB 1st floor lobby

November 10, 2023

  • RED Friday: Remember Everyone Deployed; wear red to show your support, and consider donating to NJCU’s veteran fund, so we can prepare care packages to send to NJ National Guard who will be deploying this upcoming year. 

Our Fundraising Page

November 11, 2023 - Happy Veterans Day!