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November 03, 2017

Clark State to Honor Military Veterans with Week of Activities

MEDIA CONTACT: Laurie Means | Executive Director, Marketing | 937.328.6145

Clark State Community College will commemorate Veterans Day with various campus activities including the display of 2,000 United States flags at the Springfield campus on Leffel Lane, the Greene Center at the Beavercreek campus and at the Bellefontaine campus at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. The POW/MIA flag will be raised at the Springfield Leffel Lane campus.

“We will be honoring our Veteran men and women November 6 - 9,” said Justin McCulla, director of athletics and student life for Clark State. “We encourage everyone to stop by and take part in our activities.”

Veterans Week Activities

Monday, November 6
8:30 a.m.  | All campuses - U.S. flags placed on all campuses. Raise the POW/MIA flag at the Springfield Leffel Lane campus.

11 a.m.–2 p.m. Rafinski Student Center - Trivia questions with Student Life. Sign the picture frame for our Veterans Lounge.

Tuesday, November 7
11 a.m.–2 p.m. Rafinski Student Center - Test your strength with the Physical Training Challenge by the U.S. Army National Guard.Veterans Day questions and another opportunity to sign the picture frame.

Wednesday, November 8
11 a.m.–2 p.m. Rafinski Student Center - Resource Fair with the VA Hospital, Veterans Affairs, Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, Military Veterans Resource Center, Dayton VA Freedom Center and SALUTE.

Thursday, November 9
9 a.m. Rafinski Student Center - Remembrance Roll Call of over 5,100 lives that were lost during Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, Gulf War, Vietnam and Korean conflicts. The men and women we are remembering are veterans who claimed Ohio as their home.

Friday, November 10
Clark State Community College will be closed in honor of Veterans Day.

McCulla said the week of events is a way for the college, students, faculty and staff to thank all veterans.

“We have some activities that show awareness of Veterans Day, while other activities will be about remembrance for those who served,” he said. “We are excited about the Resource Fair. We have seven different organizations coming on campus Wednesday, November 8.”

Clark State currently serves 142 United States military veteran students, 19 active military students, 31 National Guard or Reserve students, 88 dependents and 40 military spouses.

Clark State received the designation of Top School in the 2017 Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) Guide to Colleges & Universities. This honor is awarded to institutions with the very best practices in military- and veteran-supportive education.

In 2015 Clark State was designated as a Purple Heart Campus and was approved by the Community College of the Air Force as a General Education Mobile (GEM) partner. Clark State was the first community college in Ohio to receive this approval. The College also features a Veterans Lounge that provides student veterans with a place to unwind, study, hold meetings or network.

In May of this year, seven Clark State students were inducted into the SALUTE National Honor Society. SALUTE – Service, Academics, Leadership, Unity, Tribute, Excellence - is the only national honor society recognizing and honoring the service and scholastic achievements of student veterans.

Clark State also initiated a 50 percent tuition discount to military students and a 25 percent discount to eligible spouses beginning with the Fall 2017 semester.