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College Honors Women Veterans in March

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, Penn State Berks will hold a program titled Honoring Our Nation’s Women Veterans on Monday, March 31, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Lions Den. This event is free and open to the public.

The program will feature a presentation by United States Army Sergeant Elizabeth Graybill, Veterans Services Officer Supervisor and Community Relations Programs Manager, Berks County Veterans Department, who will discuss the various roles of women in the military throughout history, as the ban on women serving in combat was lifted and they rose through the ranks. Graybill has served nine tours of duty overseas and has dedicated more than 23 years of to the U.S. Army.

This presentation is hosted by the Penn State Berks Student Veteran Organization, whose mission is to help student veterans achieve their educational goals at Penn State Berks while providing an environment in which student veterans have the opportunity to support and socialize with one another. The Penn State Berks Student Veteran Organization serves as a source of information, support, representation, and camaraderie to any and all students of prior and current military service seeking education at Penn State Berks.

For more information about Honoring Our Nation’s Women Veterans, contact Joe Webb, Director of Student Support Services, at 610-396-6072 or JJW26@psu.edu.

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