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 excited to honor our veterans and service members for all their sacrifices they have made,” said Justin McCulla, director of athletics and student life at Clark State. “We have many students, faculty, staff and alumni who are veterans and service members.”
Clark State will also host a luncheon for veteran students, staff and faculty from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, November 12 in the library resource center (room 207/209) on the main campus in Springfield.
“This luncheon is just a small way that we could honor and recognize those individuals who sacrificed to defend our country,” said McCulla.
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 McCulla.
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 Thursday, November 11.