Veterans Day ceremony at UW-Stevens Point
11/5/2013

The public is invited to attend a ceremony to honor veterans and service members at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. 

Held at noon Monday, Nov. 11, the ceremony will take place in the Dreyfus University Center’s Alumni Room. The UW-Stevens Point ROTC Color Guard will present the colors. Al Thompson, vice chancellor of Student Affairs, will welcome guests. Chancellor Bernie Patterson will share a message by video, followed by guest speaker, UW-Stevens Point alumnus and retired First Sergeant Michael Butcher of the UW-STevens Point ROTC program. The ceremony will conclude with the playing of taps.

Several specials will be offered on campus for veterans and their families, sponsored by the Basement Brewhaus, University Dining and Summer Conferences, and the Diversity and College Access office.

UW-Stevens Point is recognized as a 2014 Military Friendly School® for its commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students. For the fourth year, UW-Stevens Point has made G.I. Jobs’ list of the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensuring their success on campus.

UW-Stevens Point has about 340 veterans, National Guard members, reservists and military dependents, according to Ann Whipp, coordinator of Veterans Services.

For more information, contact Ron Strege, Diversity and College Access, 715-346-3574 or rstrege@uwsp.edu, or Whipp, 715-295-8947 or awhipp@uwsp.edu.

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