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John Tyler Community College to Hold Veterans Day Ceremony

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Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager

Secondary Media Contact:

Heather Busch
Creative Services Manager

Released on October 31, 2017

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 10, 2017. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. in The Lynn Theatre (T Building, room T112) at the Midlothian Campus, located at 800 Charter Colony Parkway. 

This year’s ceremony will include a keynote address by John Tyler Community College alumna Alison Foster, who is the Virginia Transition Assistance Program Manager for the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. For the past 14 years, Foster also has served in the Army Reserve, 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. She also 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 Foster’s address, Tyler’s Veterans Day Ceremony will include recognition of Tyler’s faculty, staff and student veterans and a memorial tree planting.

For directions to Tyler’s Midlothian 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 and veterans; and their families, visit

John Tyler Community College, celebrating 50 years of providing educational opportunities to Central Virginia, 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 affordable, quality programs 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 more than 13,900 students during the 2016-17 academic year, offers more than 60 majors, including associate degrees and certificates. The institution also serves more than 9,400 learners annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance.

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