WVU is honoring student, faculty and community veterans during its annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Erickson Alumni Center.
The event is sponsored by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in partnership with the Division of Human Resources, Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC and the Division of Student Life. Themed “Honoring Our Heroes,” the event will include the Presentation of Colors, a military prayer, a POW/MIA tribute and guest speakers.
April Min, associate vice president for Legal Affairs and general counsel for WVU, will be the event’s keynote speaker. She is a graduate of WVU and received her law degree from the College of Law, where she was inducted into the Order of Barristers. Min served in the United States Marine Corps, where she performed as a member of the world-renowned United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. In addition to touring with the unit, she also served as a duty bugler performing “Taps” for military funerals at Arlington National Cemetery.
The WVU Faculty Senate has designated Veterans Day as a Day of Special Concern, giving WVU veterans and military students the option to miss classes on Veterans Day in order to participate in events and ceremonies. Instructors have been asked to make allowance for veterans/military students to be excused from class. The University is asking supervisors to be flexible and allow veteran employees to attend the breakfast.
Registration is encouraged because seating is limited. For more information, read the news release.