An overflow crowd in the Phoenix Room of the University Union joined UW-Green Bay Chancellor Thomas Harden Wednesday, November 11, in a salute to campus and community veterans.
Guest speaker Brigadier General William J. Gothard, commander of the 353rd Civil Affairs Command, under whose command falls Green Bay’s 432nd Civil Affairs Unit, encouraged his audience to never allow the courage and valor of veterans to be slighted. And to not forget the scars they suffer in service to the nation.
Larry Heyrman, Freedom Team Salute Ambassador for the U.S. Army, presented a certificate to Harden, recognizing the University’s support of veterans.
Earlier this year, the University was recognized as one of the top “military friendly” schools in the nation by G.I. Jobs.
Among those in attendance at the reception were Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt, State Senator Robert Cowles and State Representative David Hansen. Cowles and Hansen are UW-Green Bay alumni.
Gothard joined Harden in presenting certificates of appreciation to a number of student veterans including:
2nd Lt. Jason Cox
Spec. Garland Goodwin
|Sgt. Amanda McNeil
Cpt. Casey Plamann
SSG Lance Steidl
SSG Aaron Stubenvoll
Recognition was also made of the Military Grant Award, which has been presented to UW-Green Bay student Rachel Johnson.
Click thumbnails to enter slideshow view.
Photos by Adam Koenig, student photographer, Office of Marketing and University Communication