Date: Nov. 1, 2012
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, email@example.com
PNC To Commemorate Veterans Day
Westville – Purdue University North Central will host its annual Veterans Day program on Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02. The event will honor all veterans, with special attention paid to PNC students, faculty and staff who are veterans. The public is invited to attend.
Refreshments will be served immediately following in Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 144.
This year's program will include: presentation of the colors by Chesterton American Legion Post 170; signing of the “Star Spangled Banner” by the Panther Voices, directed by Richard Bohan, PNC Physics Lab technician and former Army sergeant first class, accompanied by Dan Pullins and welcoming comments by Mark Strudas, PNC Veterans Organization president and Veterans Program Coordinator, a former Marine Corps corporal. The winner of the Veterans Organization Scholarship will read the winning essay selection.
As part of the ceremony, names of current or deceased veterans submitted by PNC students, faculty and staff will be read by Tony Sindone, PNC continuing lecturer of Economics and former Air Force Tech Sergeant; Mark Smith, chair of the PNC Department of Computer & Information Technology and former Army specialist and Jim Stemmler, LaPorte Veterans Foreign War Post 1130 and former Army corporal.
Final remarks will be offered by Dr. Kim Scipes, PNC associate professor of Sociology and former Marine sergeant with Strudas offering closing remarks and Pullins providing closing music.
About 100 current PNC students have served in the military and a number of faculty and staff members are veterans.
Further information about the event may be obtained by contacting Mary Spiess, administrative assistant to the vice chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Services at 785-5200, ext. 5237. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Spiess .