10/30/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – For the second year in a row, the Student Veterans of America (SVA) Chapter at Ashland University has organized a Veterans Day Ceremony. This year’s ceremony will be held on Monday, Nov. 11, at noon in Redwood Hall.
A welcome and invocation will be provided by AU President Fred Finks, followed by the singing of the Star Spangled Banner by AU Professor of Voice Stephanie Sikora.
John Garrison, vice president of the AU Chapter of SVA, will introduce the speaker, Dr. Bill Payne, who will talk about “Greater Love.” Dr. Payne is professor of evangelism and world missions with the Ashland Theological Seminary. He served as a chaplain in the military for 25 years.
The ceremony will close with comments by AU Provost Frank Pettigrew. The ceremony, which will last approximately 30 minutes, is free and open to the public.
The Ashland Business and Professional Women organization has supported the program printing for the event, and area residents, as well as the University community, are encouraged to attend.
Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###