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Adam C. Nadiak Memorial Scholarship Benefit & Happy Hour

Join us anytime between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Monday, March 4 for a coffee, beer, wine, and/or book, as well as a small silent auction and important conversation to benefit the Adam C. Nadiak Memorial Scholarship at SUNY Ulster!

Rough Draft will be donating a percentage of sales to this important cause. All you have to do is treat yourself! RSVP on Facebook for updates and more info.

About the scholarship:
Adam joined the United States Army right out of high school. He manned the border of North and South Korea and served as a Sergeant in the Afghanistan War. He flourished in the military and was Soldier of the Year for the 67th Signal Battalion in 2005. He later worked as a contractor in Iraq before securing a position with FlightSaftey International as an IT Security/Disaster Recovery Analyst. Veterans have gone through rigorous training to become America’s strongest individuals and often struggle with letting their weaknesses be seen. In his 10 years as a civilian, Adam was training for his master’s belt in Soo Bahk Do martial arts, was an active sport shooter and enjoyed golf, but he also tried to hide the powerful remnants of war that challenged him daily. He was 30 years old when we lost him.

Chronic injuries, mental illness including PTSD and anxiety, drug addiction, and cancer attained abroad are examples of the challenges that faced Adam and continue to face other veterans who deserve help, but do not ask for it. The scholarship will be awarded to a student that plans to pursue or is pursuing a field of education or career path that could enable them to help veterans in any way. Examples include: psychology, medicine, social work, human services, veterans services, and substance abuse and behavioral disorders counseling.

This scholarship was established in his memory to bring light to the vulnerabilities of our military men and women while giving students the opportunity to pursue careers that will help these individuals.