CSU, Chico to Honor Veterans at Events

Date: 11-03-2017

CONTACT: Sean Murphy
TEL: 530-898-6492
Larry Langwell, Veterans Affairs
TEL: 530-898-5911

Continuing its dedication to saluting those who have served their country, California State University, Chico will hold Honoring Our Veterans. The event will run on Thursday, Nov. 9 from noon to 2 p.m. in Colusa Hall 100A.

Larry Langwell, coordinator of Veterans Affairs at CSU, Chico, will be the master of ceremonies. This free event is open to the public and is sponsored by the Office of Veterans Affairs and the Student Veteran Organization.

After a welcome by Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Pedro Douglas, the Chico Veterans Honor Guard will provide the Presentation of Colors. The national anthem will be performed by the University’s Low Brass Ensemble.

Reflections will be offered by sustainable manufacturing major and current United States Air Force reserve Trista Beitz and Navy veteran, civil engineering major and Student Veteran Organization President Robert Rogers.

Other speakers will include U.S. Navy veteran Mike Halldorson (BA, Art, ’67; MA, Art, ’70), U.S. Army veteran and CSU, Chico political science lecturer John Crosby (MA, Political Science, ’06), and U.S. Navy veteran and Executive Director of Facilities Management and Services Mike Guzzi (BS, Civil Engineering, ’02).

David Sutherland, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and past vice president of the CSU, Chico Student Veteran Organization, will perform a special cake-cutting ceremony. Langwell will provide closing remarks.

In addition to next week’s event, the inaugural Facilities Management and Services Veterans Day 5K Hoorah Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8 a.m., beginning in front of Kendall Hall on the University campus, rain or shine.

CSU, Chico is well-established as a veteran-friendly campus. Last year, Victory Media Inc. named the University to the 2016 edition of the Military Friendly Schools list, which honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students ensure their success on campus. It was the sixth time CSU, Chico was named to the list.

For more information, please visit www.csuchico.edu/va or contact Veterans Affairs at 530-898-5911.


About California State University, Chico

California State University, Chico is the second-oldest campus in the 23-member CSU system, the nation’s largest public university system. Founded in 1887, Chico State enrolls approximately 17,500 students and offers more than 230 graduate and undergraduate programs through its seven colleges and five schools. The campus is consistently ranked as one of the best regional public universities in the Western United States and is the only CSU campus to have earned a favorable rating in all five categories of the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, which rates universities on affordability and value. Its mission includes a broad commitment to environmental sustainability, public service and community engagement throughout the 12-county North State region, where the campus is located. The University became a federal Hispanic-Serving Institution in 2015.