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John Tyler Community College to Hold Veterans Day Ceremony

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Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager

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Released on October 30, 2019

Martina M. Murray

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – John Tyler Community College invites the community to join the college’s faculty, staff and students at 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 2019, as they honor those who have served in the armed forces. The college’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held in the Nicholas Center, room N102 at Tyler’s Chester Campus, located at 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway.

This year’s ceremony will feature a keynote address by Martina M. Murray, director of education programs for the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. Murray has worked for the Commonwealth of Virginia for over 11 years. She oversees two veteran-related education programs: the State Approving Agency and the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program. In 2018, she was awarded the Lifetime Leadership Award from the National Association of State Approving Agencies. Prior to her time with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Murray worked in broadcast journalism and briefly taught television production for the York County School Division. 

During the ceremony, the college will recognize its faculty, staff and student veterans, as well as all veterans in attendance. Attendees will also be invited to take part in a memorial tree planting. This year’s tree is being provided by the John Tyler Community College Rotaract Club and Carl Duffy from the Rotary Club of James River.

For directions to Tyler’s Chester Campus, visit For more information about John Tyler Community College’s Veterans Day Ceremony, contact Lisa Kendrick, office and events specialist, at or 804-594-1527. 

To learn more about how John Tyler Community College supports active members of the military, military retirees, veterans and their families, visit

John Tyler Community College offers more than 75 majors that provide pathways to careers in high-demand fields; transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities; and industry credentials and licensures. The college, with campuses in Chester and Midlothian, online classes, and off-campus classrooms, served more than 14,000 students during the 2018-19 academic year. It also assisted more than 7,000 learners through its workforce development division, Community College Workforce Alliance, a partnership between Tyler and Reynolds community colleges.

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