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Clark State to Honor Military Veterans with Week of Activities (1)

Clark State to Honor Military Veterans with Week of Activities (1)

October 31, 2023

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 so thankful for our Veterans at Clark State—and we are very proud that our Veteran numbers are increasing from year to year,” said Dr. Dawayne Kirkman, vice president of student affairs at Clark State. “To those that served in the United State military, Selected Reserve or National Guard, thank you for your service, please join us for our Veteran activities.  I especially look forward to meeting our Veterans at the Appreciation Lunch.”

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 2023-24, its fifth consecutive year. 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.

This year, Clark State was also named to the Nation’s Top Ten Military Spouse Friendly Schools® for 2023-24. Military Friendly® Awards provide a more competitive view of how an organization is performing compared with similar organizations. Clark State earned the ranking of #3 in the Small Community College category.

In 2018, Clark State received the designation of Top School in the 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.

A Purple Heart Campus designation was approved by the Community College of the Air Force as a General Education Mobile (GEM) partner in 2015. 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 reduced tuition rate to all active duty, reserve, Ohio National Guard and their spouses.

All Clark State campuses will be closed in honor of Veterans Day on Friday, November 10.

Clark State Veterans Day Awareness Activities

Monday, November 6

  • Flag placing around all campus locations

Tuesday, November 7

Events in the Sara T. Landess (TLC) Building

  • 8 – 9 a.m. | Meet and Greet with light breakfast. All are welcome.
  • 9 a.m. | Posting of Colors
  • 9:15 a.m. | Remembrance Roll Call
    Thousands of lives were lost during Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, the Gulf War and the Vietnam War. The individuals we are remembering are veterans who claimed Ohio as their home.

Wednesday, November 8

  • 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Meet and Greet with light breakfast. All are welcome.
    Beavercreek Campus, 2nd floor

Thursday, November 9

  • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Veteran Appreciation Lunch
    Eagle’s Nest

Available Throughout the Week

  • The library will have a book display about Veterans for Educational Readings.
  • Display of uniforms from the different military branches
  • World War II art display by magazine, book, and newspaper illustrator George Withers

Friday, November 10

  • College Closed in observance of Veterans Day

Media Contact

Lori Common Marketing Coordinator

937.328.6086 commonl@clarkstate.edu