Ozarks Technical Community College will commemorate Veterans Day with ceremonies at its Springfield and Waynesville locations on Friday, Nov. 11. The public is invited to attend.
The OTC Springfield Campus ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. The event will feature a speech by U.S. Army veteran Ron Timmins. Timmins is the Safety and Security supervisor at OTC’s centers in Lebanon and Waynesville. The ceremony will also feature the presentation of the colors by the Sons of the American Revolution. The organization’s local chapter will also present the Outstanding Veteran award to an OTC student. Additionally, the OTC Concert Choir and Central Middle Years Choir will perform, and the ceremony will conclude with a performance of taps by Philip Forrester, OTC music instructor.
The OTC Waynesville Center ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. It will feature remarks from the center’s dean, Rosalind Pride. Pride will also present checks to representatives from the Disabled American Veterans and Wounded Warrior Project. OTC Waynesville Center students and staff sold military branch decals throughout the month of October to raise funds for both organizations.
For more information about OTC student veterans initiatives, contact Dr. Loren Lundstrom, dean of student development, at (417) 447-8197 or firstname.lastname@example.org.