John Tyler Community College to Hold Veterans Day Ceremony
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Released on October 27, 2011
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. The program will take place at 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 2011 in the Science Building, room C109 at the College’s Midlothian Campus, located at 800 Charter Colony Parkway. Admission is free.
The keynote speaker Bill Feasenmyer, who served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division and is Vice Commander, American Legion Department of Virginia, will talk about today’s veteran. In addition to the keynote address, faculty, staff and student veterans also will be recognized. They, along with all those in attendance, will be invited to participate in a memorial tree planting. For more information, contact Lisa Kendrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-594-1527.
John Tyler Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education and 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 quality and economical opportunities 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 14,522 students during the 2010-11 academic year, offers 17 associate degrees, eight certificates, and 37 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 15,000 non-credit students and more than 1,000 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. The College also is committed to sustainability. In July 2010, it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for its Midlothian Campus Science Building, becoming the first in the Virginia Community College System to receive such recognition. John Tyler Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
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