TO: The College Community
FROM: Dr. Shaun L. McKay, President
SUBJECT: Veterans Day Activities – 2015
In honor of Veterans Day, I would personally like to thank every Veteran student and employee for their service to our country. To mark this important day of remembrance, the entire college community is cordially invited and encouraged to participate in the various College activities that are being planned across our campuses in November. These include:
MONDAY, November 9th – Ammerman Campus
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Student Veteran Association (SVA) Student Panel Discussion: “Transitioning from Military life to Student Veteran” – Mildred Green Room
11:00 a.m. – Veterans Day Ceremony – Veterans Plaza – Please join the Student Veterans Association as they honor all of our Veterans. There will be a color guard, honor guard, musical performances, as well as remarks from Veterans including the Campus Executive Dean Wes Lundberg. The ceremony will be followed by a special luncheon for all Veterans in the Eaton’s Neck Room of the Babylon Student Center.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – SVA Student Panel Discussion: “The Female Experience: Honoring, Understanding, and Appreciating the Role of Women in the Military” – Mildred Green Room
TUESDAY, November 10th – Ammerman Campus
11:00 a.m. – “Witness to Liberation” event – Islip Arts Building, Room 115 – Please join the Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding as Holocaust survivor Werner Reich and World War II veteran Marvin Bochner come together to share their unique experiences of concentration camp liberation.
WEDNESDAY, November 11th: Veterans Day – College is closed – please take this time to honor and thank all who sacrificed and served for this country.
THURSDAY, November 12th – Eastern Campus
11:00 a.m. – Veterans Day Ceremony – Shinnecock Building, Room 101 – Please join the Student Veterans Association as they honor all of our Veterans. There will be a special viewing of a student’s experiences while deployed in Iraq, documented via a go-pro camera. In addition, student veterans will be sharing their experiences. The ceremony will be followed by a special luncheon for all Veterans in the cafeteria.
FRIDAY, November 13th – Michael J. Grant Campus
9:30 a.m. – Flag-Raising Ceremony by the Student Veterans Association along with a student veteran sharing his experience. The ceremony will be followed by a special Veterans breakfast in the Faculty Dining Room.
SATURDAY, November 14th – Michael J. Grant Campus
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Women Veterans Writing Workshop – This workshop presented by Veterans Legacy and Professors on Wheels, aims to give women veterans an opportunity to share their story and prepare it for presentation or publication. Please RSVP to casaliw using college email.
SUNDAY, November 22nd – Michael J. Grant Campus
4:00 p.m. – Health, Sports and Education Center (HSEC) MD 105 – The Telling Project – sponsored by the Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund – please join us as seven local veterans and military family members share their stories of service and sacrifice. For more information, please visit the telling project online.
Please plan on attending as many events as you can as a way of showing support to the student Veterans at Suffolk County Community College. I am sure you are as proud of the service our Veterans have provided as I am. This calendar of events is one way we can come together to show our support for each and every Veteran at the College and in the community. I look forward to seeing you during this time.
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