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Student Life Flourishes Post-War

Suffolk University event celebrating the GI Bill Program for returning WWII veterans with Suffolk University President Walter M. Burse (1948-1954), US Senator John F. Kennedy and student Carroll P. Sheehan

In 1949, then-Congressman John F. Kennedy receives a petition of gratitude for the G.I. Bill from Senior Class President Carroll Sheehan and University President Walter M. Burse. 

The postwar era brought an influx of veterans amid renewed prosperity for the nation. The University began to offer a complete range of full- and part-time programs and an increasingly active campus community. Extracurricular activities like clubs and athletics flourished on campus, and with them, a growing sense of community among Suffolk's students.