The campus community celebrated the service men and women of America with a series of Veterans Week events Nov. 5-12. The week was capped off with a special Veterans Day Celebration open to the community that featured keynote speaker Lieutenant General Kathleen M. Gainey, deputy commander of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
SCC president Ron Chesbrough joins with Lt. Gen. Kathleen M. Gainey, deputy commander of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base, and other special guests saluting the flag during the singing of the national anthem by alumna Samantha Bonomo
“I’m thankful to the members of the Veterans Week committee,” said Ron Chesbrough, SCC president. “Thank you for bringing these events and presentations to campus to enrich us as individuals and as a community.”
Each of the six events honored veterans from the past and present, with a special focus on SCC student veterans.
At the Student Veterans Panel, SCC students shared their experiences including life on the home front. Angela Peacock, SCC student and Iraq war veteran, shared her story of military service and how she helped bring the Six String Heroes guitar therapy project to the college.
To learn more about services for veterans on campus, the new Student Veteran Organization and Honoring Military Families Scholarship, email Tomi Schwandt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This story was published in SCC's Fall 2012 Chaz newsletter.