Meredith College to Hold 2014 Veterans Day Commemoration

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Meredith College will commemorate Veterans Day with a special event, Honoring Women Veterans, on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 10 a.m. in Jones Chapel.

The featured speaker for this year’s Honoring Women Veterans event will be Brigadier General (Dr.) Jeffrey B. Clark, director of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda.

Clark’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2 OLC), Bronze Star (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (7OLC), Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Flight Surgeon Badge, and the Parachutist’s Badge. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and recipient of the Republic of Korea Order of National Security Merit, Samil Medal.

Born in LaGrange, N.C. Clark is a graduate of Davidson College, East Carolina University School of Medicine, the US Army Command and General Staff College and Army War College. He earned a Master of Public Health at the University of Washington and a Master of Strategic Studies at the Army War College, and is board certified in family medicine.

Music will be provided by Vice President for Business & Finance Craig Barfield, organist, and the Meredith Chorale, under the direction of Professor of Music Fran Page.

The community is welcome to join Meredith College students, faculty and staff for this event, which qualifies as an academic/cultural event in General Education for Meredith College students. A reception will follow in Johnson Hall Rotunda.

Other Veterans Day Commemoration Opportunities:

Military Displays: Archival displays are on view in the Carlyle Campbell Library through November.

Military Films on Campus: Watch the film Lioness on MCTV Channel 3.1 at 7 p.m., November 10-14.

Films on view in Cate Student Center:
Unsung Heroes: The Story of America’s Female Patriots, November 11, 6-7 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
Her Story: Honoring Women in the Military, November 10-14, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., 1st Floor, Cate Student Center

Create Cards and Collect Donations: Stop by the lobby of the Cate Student Center, November 10-14, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., to create holiday cars for the troops.Donations are being collected across campus. A list of suggested donation items is posted at each of the following collection sites:

  • Office of the Vice President for College Programs (Johnson Hall)
  • Office of student Leadership & Service (202 Cate Center)
  • Belk East and West lobbies
  • Facilities Services
  • Carlyle Campbell Library

Cards and donations will be delivered to troops at the Durham VA Medical Center for the holidays.

Visit with a Military Recruiter: Recruiters from various military branches of service will be on campus November 10, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the Cate Student Center lobby.

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