Lancaster – There are approximately 90 veterans who are currently taking classes at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington. To mark Veteran's Day, Adults Belong in College is holding a Veteran's Recognition Ceremony.
"It's important to recognize those who served this country," said ABC Advisor Kim Jeffers. "I'm not sure if many of our students realize how many veterans they are in classes with every day and the sacrifice those veterans made for them."
The ceremony will be held on November 13 at 6 p.m. The event will honor the active duty and veteran military service of OUL students with a Certificate of Appreciation. Ohio University's regional campuses were founded in the 1940's on the idea of bringing higher education to communities where World War II veterans with families and jobs needed access. Ohio University was recently named a 2014 Military Friendly School® for the third consecutive year by Victory Media, a veteran-owned company and publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine.
"We want our students who serve or have served in the military to know how much we value their service," said Jeffers. "We also want them to know how proud we are to call them OUL students."
In order to make sure veterans on campus are properly recognized, Adults Belong in College is asking veterans to fill out a questionnaire and return it by November 5.
"The questionnaire is basic," said Jeffers. "We just want to know in which branch of the military the veterans served, as well as their rank and their accomplishments. We also want to know if they will attend the ceremony and how many family members will be in attendance."
When completed, the questionnaire needs to be returned to Karen Walker-Sparks at the 3rd Floor Information Desk in Brasee Hall. It can also be emailed to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.