Ashland University to Designate Stadium Seat to Honor POW/MIA

Ashland University to Designate Stadium Seat to Honor POW/MIA

10/16/18 ASHLAND, Ohio –  Ashland University will designate a permanently unoccupied seat in Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field to honor the military personnel who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who have been declared missing in action (MIA).

On Saturday, Nov. 10, Ashland University will hold a public ceremony dedicating the collegiate POW/MIA Chair of Honor as part of the halftime activities during the Eagle football game against Northern Michigan.

“This chair will serve as a reminder to all students of the sacrifices made by these brave men and women who answered our nation’s call and served the cause of freedom in a special way,” said Randy Spade, director of Veteran Services at Ashland University.

Spade said AU’s Veteran Services Office is dedicated to helping veteran students and their dependents achieve their educational goals.

Anyone desiring additional information about the Veteran Services Office at Ashland University or having any questions should contact Spade at 419.207.6478 or

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University ( deeply 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. ###