Campus Hosts ‘Honoring Our Veterans’ Event

Date: 10-19-2012

Joe Wills
Madelyn Rainey
Alumni and Parents Relations Office

California State University, Chico will host a special event paying tribute to veterans Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium on campus.

“Honoring Our Veterans,” which takes place the day before Veterans Day, is a free event and open to the public. All veterans—from students, faculty and staff on campus to alumni and community members—will be honored for their service to our country.

The event will feature a color guard comprised of veterans in the community, exhibits on veterans made by Chico State students, and refreshments. Patriotic music will be played by the Chico Community Band, under the direction of Ellen Pastorino.

Among the guest speakers will be President Paul Zingg and Major General USAF (ret.) Mary J. Kight, a 1973 alumna of Chico State. In addition, a new interpretive display telling the story of Vets’ Village—a one-time campus housing complex for returning GI’s—will be shown and a tour of the Student Veteran Center will be offered.

For more information, go to and to RSVP, go to Information is also available on a Facebook event page, which can be found by searching for Chico State Honoring Our Veterans. You can also call the Alumni and Parent Relations office at 530-898-6472.