The Adam C. Nadiak Memorial Scholarship Benefit Concert
The Adam C. Nadiak Memorial Scholarship Benefit Concert at the Beverly Lounge! This scholarship is hosted through the Ulster Community College Foundation!
Silent Auction, snacks, cash bar, guest speakers, and great music!!!
All proceeds from this event will be donated to the scholarship which is awarded annually in the amount of $1,000 to SUNY Ulster students pursuing careers that will enable them to help our veterans.
FEATURING MUSIC BY:
AND SILENT AUCTION ITEMS FROM:
Bluecashew Kitchen Homestead
Frank Guido’s Little Italy
Hamilton & Adams
Hudson River Maritime Museum
Ink Incorporated Tattooing
Play For Your Freedom
Rough Draft Bar & Books
Savona’s Trattoria Kingston
ANOTHER VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO Frank Guido’s Little Italy FOR GENEROUSLY OFFERING BOTH A SILENT AUCTION DONATION AS WELL AS GREAT FOOD FOR OUR PERFORMERS AND VOLUNTEERS!!!!
Adam joined the United States Army immediately after 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 FlightSafety International as an IT Security/Disaster Recovery Analyst.
Veterans go 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. At the same time, he tried to hide the powerful remnants of war that challenged him daily. He struggled with an addiction to prescription painkillers prescribed to treat a back injury he sustained in the Middle East. Unfortunately, when coupled with PTSD, it made it more difficult for him to deal with his addiction. He was 30 years old when we lost him on April 1, 2016.
Chronic injuries, mental illness including PTSD and anxiety, and drug addiction are examples of the challenges that faced Adam and continue to face other veterans who deserve help but do not ask for it. This scholarship will be awarded to a SUNY Ulster student who is passionate about our veterans and plans to pursue or is currently pursuing a field of education or career path that could enable them to help veterans in any way.