Catawba Valley Community College’s Office of Veterans Affairs and Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a breakfast honoring student veterans Mon., Nov. 10, from 7:30 to 9 a.m., in room 136 of the Cuyler A. Dunbar Bldg. on the Main Campus.
Hickory Sunrise Rotary Club is co-sponsoring the breakfast.
A steady increase in veteran enrollment since 2009 prompted the college to establish a Veterans Affairs office two years ago to assist students with accessing government educational benefits. Nearly 150 student veterans are currently enrolled in degree programs. The college recently established official Wounded Warrior parking for student veterans. The college is also sponsoring a veteran’s club. The first meetings have been held and officers have been elected.
Claremont, N.C.-based Cargo Transporters will also display its “Ride of Pride” Freightliner Cascadia truck on the college’s Administrative Drive parallel to US Hwy. 70. The truck is one of only two produced each year by Freightliner and features custom graphics that show support for active duty personnel, veterans, POWs, MIAs, the American Legion Honor Guard and all veterans and their families. The truck will be driven by Cargo Transporters employee Wayne Teague, who is a U.S. Army veteran.
For more information about the veterans’ breakfast or the student veterans club, contact Elen Gibbs, CVCC Veterans Affairs coordinator, 828-327-7000 ext. 4205.