Changing of the Colors Ceremonyby PIO on Nov 2, 2017
November 9, 2018
Gavilan College - 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy
11:30 a.m. - Changing of the Colors
12:30 p.m - Lunch With A Veteran
1:30 p.m. - Veteran Documentary Films
On November 9, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., the Gavilan Student Veterans of America (GSVA) will do something to honor both veterans and the flag under which they served. Thanks to support from the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 12 Post 9242, who donated new flags, the students will retire the old, worn flags that have flown on campus for years, and replace them with new ones. The ceremony will include remarks from the college president, Dr. Kathleen A. Rose and keynote speaker Charles Weston.
Charles Weston, a military veteran and a principal in Weston Miles Architects of Morgan Hill, was recently honored as a Gavilan College Community Spirit Award-winner for his work in the community where he has been the director of the Morgan Hill Freedom Fest Run since 2002. He added the Morgan Hill Veterans run in 2015 (the 2017 event is coming up).
The Changing of the Colors ceremony will be followed by Lunch with A Veteran -- an opportunity for veterans and supporters in the community to share lunch with the Gavilan Student Veterans. After lunch, at 1:30 p.m. all are invited to join the Veteran Documentary Corps from San Francisco State University who will be screening Veteran Documentary Films in the Gavilan College Theater.
The Gavilan Student Veterans of America chapter was founded in Fall of 2011 by a group of student veterans interested in helping veterans and families of veterans succeed and adapt to academic life at a community college.
The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) at Gavilan College provides resources and services for student veterans. The center is staffed by student veterans who are committed to helping other veterans manage the transition from military service to the college campus setting. The VRC provides a warm and welcoming place for veterans to connect with one another and learn about available campus services.
Gavilan College is one of California's 114 community colleges, serving a 2,700- square-mile area from South San Jose through most of San Benito County. The main campus, with a park-like setting, is located in Gilroy, CA. Additional instructional sites are located in Coyote Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin (Aviation Maintenance Technology), and Hollister. Gavilan College offers courses and programs that satisfy the transfer requirements of four-year colleges and universities; job skill and career training programs; Basic Skills and English as a Second Language (ESL); Noncredit and Community Education.
For more information, please contact Jan Bernstein Chargin at 408-848-4724.