The community is invited to join John Tyler Community College’s faculty, staff and students as they honor past and present members of the armed services during the College’s annual Veterans Day ceremony. The program will take place at 11 a.m. on November 12, 2012 in the Nicholas Student Center at the College’s Chester Campus, located at 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway. Admission is free.
Retired Brigadier General Charles F. Brower, IV will be the keynote speaker. Brigadier General Brower is the deputy superintendent for academics and dean of faculty at Virginia Military Institute. During his career in the Army, he served in Germany and Vietnam and with the 101st Airborne Division and 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) in the United States. In the 1980s, Brigadier General Brower served as the Army Aide to President Ronald Reagan. He has received numerous awards during his career, including the
Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Gold Star.
In addition to the keynote address, faculty, staff and student veterans also will be recognized. They, along with all those in attendance, will be invited to participate in a memorial tree planting. For more information, contact Lisa Kendrick at email@example.com  or 804-594-1527.
John Tyler Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education and is the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian and off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler offers quality and economical opportunities for students who want to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, train for the workforce, or switch careers. The College, which served more than 14,895 students during the 2011-12 academic year, offers 18 associate degrees, eight certificates, and 35 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 15,000 non-credit students and more than 1,000 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. The College also is committed to sustainability. In July 2010, it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for Hamel Hall on its Midlothian Campus, becoming the first in the Virginia Community College System to receive such recognition. John Tyler Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.