Potomac State honors Veterans
Some of those who attended the Veteran’s Day Breakfast at Potomac State College of West Virginia University included (l – r) Rebecca Wilkins who coordinated the breakfast; Veterans Monty Hogbin and John Campbell; Ronald Shroyer with Veterans Affairs; Veteran Chip Baker; and College Provost Leonard Colelli.
Potomac State College of West Virginia University recognized student veterans with a breakfast as a way of honoring all of those who have served their country. College Provost Leonard Colelli began by saying that it was a great honor and privilege to provide the remarks at the Veteran’s Day Breakfast. He continued with the following observation, “Across this great country and throughout the world, Americans pause on this occasion to honor our brave fighting men and women who for more than 235 years have underwritten our freedom by their duty, honor and selfless-service. We recognize that all our veterans have given something of themselves to this country and some have given all, laying down their lives to defend the freedoms we hold so dear.”
Also in attendance was Ronald Shroyer, MS, VRC, who serves as a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Westover, W.Va.
Student veterans in attendance were acknowledged and thanked for their service to our country and included: John Campbell, a resident of Keyser who served in the Navy and then in the Army Reserves; he is pursuing a Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree (RBA); Monty Hogbin, a resident of Maysville, W.Va. who is also pursuing an RBA Degree; and Chip Baker, from Keyser, who is pursuing a degree in hospitality and tourism.
Rebecca Wilkins, who serves as a financial aid counselor at the College, coordinated the breakfast which was sponsored by the Student Affairs Office.