A proclamation designates Nov. 11-15 as 'Military and Veterans Appreciation Week' at the University.
University President Geraldine M. Jones signs a proclamation which designates Nov. 11-15 "Military and Veterans Appreciation Week" at Cal U. Looking on as the proclamation is signed are (from left) Tatiana Beaufils, a junior in Cal U’s criminal justice program and an ROTC cadet; T. David Garcia, a U.S. Army veteran and vice president of enrollment management; Robert Prah, director of the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs; and Joe Midgley, assistant director of the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. The proclamation states that Cal U "is committed to providing services and support to members of our military family" and notes that the week is "a symbolic way to honor, recognize and support the service and sacrifice of current, former and fallen members" of the Cal U community. As a tribute, Cal U is honoring its service members and veterans for a seventh consecutive year by displaying colorful banners that highlight their military service. Each red-white-and-blue banner includes a photo of the Cal U student, graduate, employee or family member being recognized, along with details about his or her military service. The patriotic display has grown to include 66 banners and they will be on display on campus through Winter Commencement ceremonies Dec. 13-14.