John Tyler Community College to Hold Veterans Day Ceremony
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Released on October 30, 2014
CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – The community is invited to join John Tyler Community College’s faculty, staff and students as they honor past and present members of the armed services during the College’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on November 11, 2014. The ceremony, which will begin at 11:00 a.m., will be held in the Nicholas Center on the College’s Chester Campus, located at 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway. Admission is free.
Dr. L. Ray Drinkwater, vice president of student affairs at John Tyler, will deliver the keynote address, commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I. Dr. Drinkwater’s presentation will examine the human dimension of The Great War, particularly as it pertains to the impact the conflict had on the individuals who fought on the front lines.
The ceremony also will include recognition of Tyler’s faculty, staff and student veterans; a memorial tree planting; and the display of a high mobility multiple wheel vehicle (HMMWV) by Fort Lee.
For directions to Tyler’s Chester Campus, visit www.jtcc.edu/locations. For more information about John Tyler Community College’s Veterans Day Ceremony, contact Lisa Kendrick, office and events specialist, at email@example.com or 804-594-1527.
John Tyler Community College is the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian and off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler offers quality and economical opportunities for students who want to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, train for the workforce, or switch careers. The College, which served nearly 14,000 students during the 2013-14 academic year, offers 18 associate degrees, seven certificates, and 36 career studies certificates. The institution also serves more than 13,000 non-credit trainees and over 1,000 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance.