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November 8, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU hosts Veterans' Breakfast Nov. 11

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Center for Student Involvement and Leadership and the University's Office of Enrollment Services are partnering to host a Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast at 8 a.m., Nov. 11, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling 724.738.2030.

There are more than 220 veterans, active military students and military spouses and dependents attending SRU.

Stephen Michael Crum, 2011 social work graduate and veteran, will explain the candle, rose and turned over glass symbols as they related to prisoners of war or missing in action personnel. Robert Watson, interim vice president for student affairs, will deliver the keynote address.

SRU has long recognized the contributions made by our student veterans both inside and outside the classroom, said Laurel Dagnon, program director for the CSIL. "SRU's efforts on-behalf of these students continues to be recognized nationally. The Pittsburgh-based G.I. Jobs magazine recently cited SRU as a 'Military Friendly' university."

Brig. Gen. Kevin Jacobsen, a 1980 Slippery Rock University political science graduate, now commander of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations headquartered in Quantico, Va. will be the speaker for the 11 a.m., Nov. 11, Veterans Day ceremony hosted by the SRU Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni Engagement. The ceremony will be on the front lawn of the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center.

A reception will follow in the Alumni House.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.