Potomac State honors Veterans

Veterans Breakfast
Some of those who attended the Veteran’s Day Breakfast at Potomac State College of West Virginia University included (l – r): Pastor Jim McCune, Aaron Tasker (student), Charles Baker, Jr. (former student and current employee), Ronald Shroyer (Veterans Affairs), Rebecca Wilkins (VA Certifying Official), Campus Provost Leonard Colelli, Olivia Balderas (student), and Associate Campus Provost Harry Langley

Potomac State College of West Virginia University held their annual Veterans Day breakfast Monday morning, November 11, as a way of honoring all of those who have served their country.  College Provost Leonard Colelli welcomed those in attendance and Pastor Jim McCune, who serves as a co-advisor of the Campus & Community Ministries Club, was the speaker for the event.

In addition to student veterans and dependents of veterans, Ronald Shroyer, MS, who is a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Westover, W.Va., was present, as was Rebecca Wilkins, who serves as the liaison for veterans at the College in addition to being a financial aid counselor and also coordinates the breakfast each year.   

Both Aaron Tasker and Olivia Balderas will begin classes at Potomac State this spring.  Tasker is majoring in civil engineering and recently completed training at Fort Jackson, S.C. and Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri.  Balderas, who served as an automated logistics specialist and drill sergeant, is majoring in social work. 

Potomac State attained national designation as a “Military Friendly School” on September 17, 2013.  In addition to the yearly Veterans Day breakfast, the college now provides veterans who are participating in the spring graduation ceremony with red, white, and blue graduation cords and has designated campus parking spaces for veterans.   

For more information regarding veterans’ benefits and our programs, contact Rebecca Wilkins at 304-788-6853 or at REWilkins@mail.wvu.edu .