Whatever branch of the military you’ve served in, your courage, discipline and drive is an inspiration to all of us. That’s why The College of Saint Rose is proud to be a veteran-friendly college. Since 2009, the college has been named to the Military Friendly® School list and rated No. 1 for four years running. We strive to go above and beyond to give you support and resources, in addition to a community of veterans and their families.
Part of our mission is to be a resource for veterans who are looking to return to school to further their education as they transition to civilian life.
Leadership that understands because they’ve been there.
Only a veteran can understand the issues, challenges, and experiences of other veterans. Which is why we’re proud to have Martin Dinan as our Director of Veteran Enrollment, a combat veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to helping veterans when they come to Saint Rose as students, our Veteran Enrollment staff helps prospective students through the admissions process, advocating for them when necessary.
Veterans bring a strong sense of teamwork and a strong sense of something bigger than themselves. They learn that there’s just something bigger out there – whether it’s the country, whether it’s pride of having served.”Marty Dinan, COL, USA (Ret), Director of Veteran Recruitment & Enrollment
Not only does Marty love the veterans who come to Saint Rose as part of their shift into civilian life, he understands them. He’s a veteran of three wars, deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1991 with later deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He was promoted to Colonel in the New York Army National Guard in 2013. He spent 19 years as a police officer, all while serving as a commissioned officer in various command and staff positions. He’s served in the active Army, the Reserves and the National Guard.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.