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Special programs in place for Veterans Day

Veterans Day will not go unnoticed at Olivet College, a certified military friendly school.

From sobering stories, to fun for a cause, to dramatic music and readings, Military Week, Nov. 9-13, will be a week to remember.

Throughout the morning on Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the Mott Building lobby, a “Penny War” will be staged to see who gets a pie in the face: Professors Clair Stevens, John Homer, coach Caleb Grummet or Admissions representative Sean McMahon. Funds from this event will be used for an Armed Services memorial.

The annual Veterans Day program, presented by the Social Sciences Department, begins at 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11in Mott Auditorium. Armed forces personnel and veterans from across the campus have been invited to talk about their experiences and memories.

The Olivet College Music Program will present a Veterans Day concert featuring artistic readings, at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 in the Olivet Congregational Church. Director Jeremy Duby will lead the Wind Ensemble in a performance featuring readings pertaining to military service, performed by Olivet College students.

During this academic year, Olivet College has announced a veterans scholarship equal to 50 percent of tuition costs.

The scholarship is available to veterans with qualifying days of active duty service; active duty military; and current members of the National Guard or any branch of the U.S. military reserve who qualify for VA benefits and/or military education assistance. Spouses and legal dependents who provide proof of eligibility qualify for the scholarship, as well. Students must be enrolled full-time to remain eligible for this scholarship.

Olivet College is a certified military friendly school, and has earned silver status with the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

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