Ivy Tech to Honor Veterans with Celebration

Ivy Tech Community College Wabash Valley and the Ivy Tech Student Veteran Organization (SVO) will honor veterans, including its 92 student veterans, during the fifth annual Veterans Day program on Tuesday, November 11, at 2:00 p.m. The program will be held in the Oakley Auditorium on the main Ivy Tech campus, located at 8000 South Education Drive in Terre Haute. The event is free and open to the public.

Following a welcome by Ivy Tech Veteran Support Coordinator, Gary K. Busiere, patriotic songs will presented by the student organization, IvySingers, under the direction of Wilson Turner. Staff and faculty members will provide special remembrances and share stories that shaped their understanding and feelings for this day. A moment of silence and "Taps" will honor all military veterans who have given their lives in defense of our country. The posting and retiring of the colors by the 181st Intelligence Wing of the Air National Guard will open and close the program.

"We present the program to honor all military veterans, including the students, staff and faculty at Ivy Tech," said Gary Busiere, Ivy Tech Veteran Support Coordinator and a 38-year veteran of the military. "To the student veteran, it is a valued time of recognition and appreciation for service to their country. For non-veterans, it is a time to gain an understanding and realization of the sacrifices and hardships veterans have endured in the protection of their country."

Ivy Tech has been named to the 2015 Military Friendly Schools list and is ranked in the top 15% of all colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students, and ensure their success on campus. The College is approved for enrollment certification of students eligible to receive educational assistance (G.I. Bill) from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

For more information on this program or services available to veterans, contact Gary Busiere, Ivy Tech Veteran Support Coordinator at (812) 298-2464.