FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2017
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Sheridan College will host a ceremony to honor those who have served in the Armed Forces on Friday, Nov. 10 at the Sheridan College Veterans Plaza at 11:00 a.m. A reception in the Whitney Atrium will follow the ceremony. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Whitney Atrium. The public is encouraged to arrive early and park in Parking Lot A. This event is free and open to the public.
The ceremony will last about an hour and will feature a color guard presentation, music by the college brass ensemble, two keynote speakers, and recognition of each service branch. Both keynote speakers are veteran students at Sheridan College. Philip Willett is a United States Navy veteran who served during Conflict Desert Storm. He is currently studying health sciences and pursuing a nursing degree. Hunter Wohlers is a United States Army veteran from Sheridan, and is currently a member of the National Guard. He served 7 years of active duty, including a combat deployment to Afghanistan. He is currently studying engineering at Sheridan College.
“This is a great opportunity to take a moment to step back and reflect on the sacrifices these brave men and women have made for our country and to thank them for their service,” said Tyler Jensen, Veterans Advisor.
Jensen is also a veteran, having served in the Air National Guard in South Dakota and a tour in Iraq. He has been the Veterans Advisor at Sheridan College since 2016. There are currently more than 50 veterans attending Sheridan College.