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Clark State to Honor Military Veterans with Flag Display, Activities

Clark State to Honor Military Veterans with Flag Display, Activities

November 2, 2022

Clark State 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 in Beavercreek and at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center in Bellefontaine. The POW/MIA flag will be raised at the Springfield Leffel Lane campus.

“We are proud to celebrate and uplift our veterans, military and their families,” said Nina Wiley, assistant vice president of student affairs at Clark State. “We acknowledge the unique challenges our students face and strive to support them holistically as they transition to civilian life.”

Clark State will also host a virtual presentation at 1 p.m. for veteran students, staff and faculty. Greg Meriwether will present Understanding the Culture of the Military, Veterans and their Families.

Meriwether is an experienced Adjunct Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. He works as a part-time therapist with men and adolescent boys. His 30 years of experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs qualifies him to work in areas of trauma, addiction, depression, grief, family issues and other areas particularly difficult for men. His straightforward, yet quiet approach to difficult issues is well received. He is also a trainer and speaker to other organizations on these issues.

“We are so fortunate to have Greg share his experiences with our Clark State community,” said Wiley. “During the presentation, Greg will also uplift ways in which we can better understand and connect with our veterans, military and their families.”

Clark State currently serves United States military veteran students, active military students, National Guard and Reserve students, dependents and military spouses. The college was named to the Nation’s Top Military Friendly® Schools for 2021-22. The list of “Better for Veterans” institutions were identified across the country by VIQTORY: a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, and Military Friendly® brands.

“We encourage everyone to take a moment on Veterans Day to say thank you and honor a veteran or service member, for everything they have done and put forth for us,” said Justin McCulla, director of athletics and student life at Clark State.

Clark State also received the designation of Top School in the 2018 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.

Clark State students have also been 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 offers a 50 percent tuition discount to active-duty military students and their spouses. 

All Clark State campuses will be closed in honor of Veterans Day on Friday, November 11.

Clark State Veterans Day Activities

Monday, November 7 - Flag placing around all Clark State campuses

Tuesday, November 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Rhodes Hall, Room 215 Veterans Lounge open house. Stop by and learn about the resources available to Veterans! Light snacks and drinks will be available.

Wednesday, November 9, 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. | Zoom Virtual Presentation: Greg Meriwether presents Understanding the Culture of the Military, Veterans and their Families.

Friday, November 11 – All Clark State College campuses closed.

Also Available Throughout the Week - The library will have a set of books about Veterans for Educational Readings. • There will be a display of uniforms from the different branches.

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