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RCC Prepares to Observe Veterans Day

RCC Prepares to Observe Veterans Day

RCC will host several events for veterans in November.

DATE: October 31, 2017
CONTACT: Paul Mencher
845-574-4549
pmencher@sunyrockland.edu

RCC Prepares to Observe Veterans Day
panel discussion and exhibit on World War I are free and open to the public

RAMAPO – Rockland Community College will commemorate Veterans Day with a special presentation on the centennial of America’s entry into World War I. Since the College will not hold classes on the official observance of the holiday on November 10, the public is invited to attend this event on Tuesday, November 7.

Veterans Day Services:
Remembering the Centennial of US Entry into the Great War

Tuesday, November 7
11 am – noon
Technology Center, Ellipse
145 College Road, Suffern, NY 10901

Admission is free. Panelists include Dr. Christina Stern, RCC Associate Professor of History; Beth Robinson, Associate Professor of Media and Communication Arts; and RCC alumnus and U.S. Marine Vincent Brennan III. After the event, attendees are invited to come upstairs to the second floor rotunda of the Technology Center to view a special World War I exhibit, which will remain on display until Thanksgiving.

For more information, contact Jonathan Barnwell, RCC Coordinator of Veterans Affairs, at 845-574-4015 or jbarnwel@sunyrockland.edu.

Two more veteran-oriented events will take place later in the month on the RCC campus. RCC Student Career Services will hold a Veterans Job Fair on November 14, and the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education will host a Salute to Veterans on November 16.

Veterans Job Fair
Tuesday, November 14
noon – 2 pm
Student Union, Room 3214

This event is free and open to all U.S. veterans, including RCC students. Veterans are asked to register for the fair by visiting www.sunyrockland.edu/go/vetsjobfair. For more information, contact Stephanie Siddi at Student Career Services, 845-574-4369 or ssiddi@sunyrockland.edu.

The Holocaust Museum Salutes Our Veterans
Thursday, November 16
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm and 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

View a pair of unique art projects and meet the artists who created them. In Walt Nygard’s “Combat Paper,” artists deconstruct military uniforms, reclaim them as paper and communicate stories through art. Scott Fine’s “Traveling Wall of Hope” invites people to write a wish on a colored piece of paper and place it into the wall, creating a unique and colorful display of light and shadow.

Alan Moskin, Vice President of the Holocaust Museum and Jewish war veteran, will also speak at the event, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 845-574-4099 or email holocaustrcc@gmail.com.