|Posted on: November 06, 2019|
Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) will commemorate Veteran’s Day on November 11, 2019 with a special event honoring all veterans for their time, dedication, and service to our country starting. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. near the front entrance of WITCC located at 4647 Stone Ave. in Sioux City (Parking Lot 1, Entrance 1). The event is hosted by the WITCC Military Club, and is free and open to the public
The agenda for the event includes:
11:30 a.m. Welcome address by WITCC President, Dr. Terry Murrell
11:45 a.m. Presentation of Colors by the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Iowa Air National Guard
Singing of the National Anthem, performed by the Western Iowa Tech Community College Choir
Reading of the POW/MIA Tribute for the missing and fallen soldiers, by SFC William Koontz, 9th/95th QM Battalion Des Moines Iowa
11:50 am Lunch served in the Main Entrance Atrium
Additional events will occur throughout the day on Monday, November 11th. All branches of the military will be present on campus with recruitment booths. There will be a static display of military Humvees from 10:30-2:30 in Parking Lot 1. Military learners will also make a presentation during the WITCC Board of Director’s meeting at 4:00 p.m.
“It is important to WITCC that we honor our military students and their families,” says Teresa McElroy, Mental Health Counselor at WITCC. “With a good number of currently enrolled military students on campus, we appreciate this day to reflect on their service to the country and share their experience with the rest of the students and employees on campus.”
WITCC currently has 84 military students enrolled on campus. The median age of those students is 26 and the majority are enrolled fulltime.
“Our military students tend to follow a career path similar to the skills they honed through their military experience, like paramedics, fire science, allied health programs or police science,” says McElroy. “Having military students on our campus strengthens the diversity of our student body and allows for all of us to learn from one another.”