CSU, Chico Event Honoring Veterans to Offer Many Activities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 10-31-2016

Sean Murphy
Public Affairs
530-898-6492

California State University, Chico will salute veterans with an event called Honoring Our Veterans. The public is encouraged to attend this free event, which will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 2-4 p.m. in Colusa Hall room 100A.

CSU, Chico faculty, staff and student veterans, as well as veterans in the community, will be honored for their dedication and service to our country. Larry Langwell, coordinator of Veterans Affairs at CSU, Chico, will be the master of ceremonies.

Major General Mary J. Kight, a retired member of the United States Air Force, will be the guest of honor. Kight, a CSU, Chico alumna, was appointed the 45th Adjutant General to command the California National Guard. She was the first female Adjutant General for the CNG and was also the first African-American female to hold that position in National Guard history.

The CSU, Chico Low Brass Ensemble will perform the National Anthem, with the Presentation of Colors by the Beale Air Force Base Honor Guard. John Crosby (MA, political science, ’06), will provide Alumni Reflections. Other speakers include University President Gayle E. Hutchinson, Student Veterans Organization President Chris Smith (BA, behavioral and social sciences, fall ’16) and SVO member Krishan Reddy (BA, international relations, ’19).

James Smith (BA, international relations and history, ’16) will perform a special cake-cutting ceremony.

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

CSU, Chico is further cementing its reputation as a veteran-friendly campus. For the sixth year, Victory Media Inc. named CSU, Chico to the 2016 edition of its Military Friendly Schools list, honoring the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

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