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Veterans Week events set at University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

November 24, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will hold several events to commemorate the service of U.S. military veterans.

A public wreath-laying ceremony will be held at noon Monday outside Chambers Hall, with U.S. Army veteran Jacob Snyder as keynote speaker, according to a news release.

Campus chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the national freshman honor society, will host its sixth annual Veterans Day luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Nov. 8 in Chambers Hall. The group service project is free and open to all veterans, the release notes.

Donations will be collected for “Joy Riders,” a community biking program for veterans and others with limited mobility.

The 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 “Reflections of Service” will be held in the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center.

The panel will include regional veterans Nancy Anderson, Bradley C. Nindl, Daniel R. Rota, Sarah Treadway and Lee Wagner, and is modeled after the national storytelling event that is part of the “Got Your Six” programs.

Anderson retired in 2002 from the U.S. Marine Corps with the rank of colonel. She became the first female platoon commander in 1977, and led the first three gender-integrated Marine Corps’ Officer Candidates School companies at Quantico, the release states. She is the author of the book, “The Very Few, The Proud: Women in the Marine Corps.”

Nindl is director of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory/Warrior Human Performance Research Center and a University of Pittsburgh professor in the department of sports medicine and nutrition in its school of health and rehabilitation sciences.

He is an Army Reservist and commander of the Southeast Medical Area Readiness Group in Nashville, Tenn.

Rota, director of the Center for Veterans and Military Families and professor emeritus of computer and information systems at Robert Morris University, is a consultant in the fields of private industry, government and higher education.

A recent Pitt-Greensburg graduate, Treadway is a Seton Hill University graduate student. She served in the U.S. Air Force for seven years as an aircraft mechanic and educates her Pittsburgh community on the Holocaust and other human rights issues.

Wagner, veterans outreach program specialist for the White Oak Vet Center, works to connect with combat/war zone veterans and any service member who has experienced military sexual trauma, the release states.

He co-moderates the Western Pennsylvania Veterans Academic Alliance, a coalition of university veterans service offices from two dozen colleges and universities in Western Pennsylvania.

Those planning to attend either event are asked to RSVP by calling 724-836-7188 or emailing lmr97@pitt.edu

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