Active duty. Active student. Active hero.
By: Jospeh Ostapiuk | MolloyLife Media
Molloy College is home to a number of veterans who are also furthering their education at Molloy. Students just like Joshua Winans, a freshman here at Molloy, who balances both an education and active service, were recognized for their efforts at home and overseas.
Joshua, who is an active duty Marine and a Nursing major, participates in the Marine Corp Marathon, which includes up to 30,000 runners annually. The event raises money for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, and through the outstanding amount of support it has generated; the marathon is now the 4th largest in the United States. Joshua is also part of the MECEP Program, which enables soldiers to go to school full-time while continuing to be an active duty marine.
Veteran's Day is not only to honor those who served in past wars, but to also recognize those who struggle with adjusting to life after the Military. Joshua is an incredible example of resilience and dedication, and through events like the Marine Core Marathon, Joshua looks to aid in the effort to raise awareness for all veterans, both past and present. His efforts embody the spirit of the Molloy Community and veterans all across the United States.