Regis University to Honor Veterans with Two Special Ceremonies Monday, Nov. 11

Jean R. OrtizNovember 07, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11/7/13

Where: Regis University, North Denver (Lowell) Campus, 3333 Regis Blvd., Denver, CO 80221

When: Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 — 11 a.m. event taking place in front of the Dayton Memorial Library; Veterans Resource Center opening at 4 p.m. will be held in David M. Clarke, S.J., Hall. See campus map.

Contacts: John Sweet, military and veteran services coordinator, 303.964.5461, jsweet@regis.edu; Patricia Ladewig, provost, 303.458.1843, pladewig@regis.edu

Denver, Colo., – In honor of Veterans Day, Regis University will host two special events Monday, Nov. 11 to pay tribute to the brave men and women who selflessly served our country.

The public is invited to the front steps of the Dayton Memorial Library on Regis' North Denver (Lowell) Campus, 3333 Regis Blvd., at 11 a.m. where a local American Legion color guard will present the colors. A pair of buglers will play "Taps" at 11:11 a.m. — a time symbolizing the origin of Veterans Day, when the armistice ending World War I took effect and the guns fell silent.

At 4 p.m., the University will celebrate the opening of a new Veterans Resource Center that is designed to serve the University’s large and growing student veteran population. The resource center will provide a gathering place for student veterans, a central location for information about military and veterans services on campus, and a training center for staff and faculty on veteran-related topics. It is the second such resource center for Regis; the first opened on the University’s Colorado Springs Campus in October.

"Our new resource centers are the latest examples of Regis' commitment to its veteran and active-duty military students," said John Sweet, Regis' military and veteran services coordinator who also is a recent combat veteran. "We know that when veterans enter higher education, they’re often venturing into unfamiliar territory. We are addressing that head on to give them the support they need not only to thrive academically, but to succeed in making the transition to their new mission in the civilian world."

Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards, Colorado’s adjutant general, along with Regis President Father John Fitzgibbons, S.J., and other special guests will be on hand for the afternoon ceremony in the atrium of David M. Clarke, S.J., Hall. "We owe a great debt of gratitude to the active duty military personnel and veterans who have served our country so selflessly," said Patricia Ladewig, Regis University provost. "A veteran myself, I can attest to our faculty's commitment to helping these fine men and women meet their educational goals."

Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Based in Denver, Colo., Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. To learn more about Regis University, please visit www.regis.edu.