College to Hold Veterans Day Celebration

College to Hold Veterans Day Celebration

First they were leathernecks, grunts, flyboys and squids. Now they are Cougars.

To honor the 198 military veterans who are now College of Charleston students as well as the many military veterans among the College’s faculty and staff, the College of Charleston will hold a Veterans Day Celebration on Nov. 11, 2016.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Cistern Yard beginning at 5 p.m.

City of Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg is the keynote speaker. The program will also include welcoming remarks from College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell ’69, and a presentation of by a military color guard.

In 2015, the College established the Veteran and Military Student Service Center to meet the unique needs of veteran students as well as the 231 students at the College who are family members or dependents of veterans and using some form of the GI Bill.

The center, a part of the Office of Academic Experience, is overseen by Jessica McMahon, a former combat videographer with the U.S. Air Force.