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Honoring our Veterans

Posted on October 25, 2017

By Holly Walker

Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited John Tyler Community College’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony. The ceremony, honoring past and present members of the armed services, will take Friday, November 10 at 11:00 a.m. in The Lynn Theatre (T Building) at Tyler’s Midlothian Campus. Alison Foster, John Tyler Community College alumna will deliver the keynote address. Foster works for the Virginia Department of Veterans Services as the Virginia Transition Assistance Program Manager. She also has served in the Army Reserve for 14 years, where she is a Sergeant First Class and is currently assigned to a Military Intelligence Detachment at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency in Springfield, Virginia. Before that, Foster spent 10 years assigned to the National Ground Intelligence Center and served two tours, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2007 and Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn in Iraq in 2010. Foster, a graduate of Midlothian High School, attended John Tyler Community College from August 2005 – August 2008. After earning an Associate of Arts and Sciences from Tyler, she transferred to Virginia Commonwealth University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.  

In addition to the keynote speech, Tyler’s Veterans Day Ceremony also will include recognition of Tyler’s faculty, staff and student veterans and a memorial tree planting.

For more information about Tyler’s Veterans Day Ceremony, contact Lisa Kendrick at or 804-594-1527.

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