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Save the Date: November 7, 2024

2023 Information Fair
McAlister Lawn, UCA
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

2023 Ceremony and Scholarship Presentation
McCastlain Ballroom, UCA
Time: 1:40 – 2:30 p.m.

The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) will observe its annual Veterans Day Celebration on Thursday, November 7, 2024 possibly on the McAlister lawn at UCA. The information fair will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 1:40. The 2023 theme was Legacy. The event will honor the service of all veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and feature notable speakers, food, and live music. The Veterans Information Fair provides valuable information on employment opportunities, support, and other services that are available to veterans on campus and in the community. In addition, students will be awarded scholarships during the ceremony. We encourage you to join us by attending the ceremony and becoming an exhibitor at the Information Fair event. We welcome businesses and organizations of all kinds to come out to support our local veterans by sharing information and/or showcasing their business to attendees.

2023 Keynote Speaker

Major General Jonathan M. Stubbs

MG Jonathan Stubbs began his military career in 1993 upon enlistment in Company A, 4-117th Infantry Battalion in Lexington, Tennessee as a private first class (PFC). In 1995, he was commissioned as an Infantry officer after completing Officer Candidate School as the Distinguished Graduate at the Tennessee Military Academy.

MG Stubbs is a career Army National Guard officer and has spent over 27 of his 29 years in uniform with the Arkansas Army National Guard. He has held every leadership position within the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) from rifle platoon leader (2nd Lieutenant) to brigade commander (Colonel). MG Stubbs led Company C, 3-153 Infantry during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) II in Baghdad, Iraq in 2004-2005 and served as the 39th IBCT operations officer in OIF VIII in Baghdad, Iraq in 2008.

 

MG Stubbs also served as an Active-Guard Reserve (AGR) officer in the Arkansas Army National Guard from 1997 to 2021. During that time, he was placed in a myriad of training, operations, and administrative assignments at the battalion, regiment, brigade, and state levels. His culminating AGR staff assignment was as the Chief of Staff for the Arkansas Army National Guard.

 

In September 2021 he was selected for promotion to brigadier general and assigned as the Vice Director for Operations at the National Guard Bureau in Arlington, Virginia. In January 2022, MG Stubbs was assigned as the Deputy Director for Operations, Readiness, and Mobilization at Headquarters, Department of the Army, the Pentagon. In January 2023, MG Stubbs was selected for promotion to major general and was appointed by Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders as the 54th Adjutant General of Arkansas.

 

Information Fair Vendors

Some of the vendors already signed up for this event include:

AARP Arkansas Veteran Team
American Legion District 15
Arkansas Air National Guard 
(Arkansas Air Guard)
Arkansas Army National Guard
Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs (District Service Officer)
Arkansas Division of Workforce Services (Disabled Vets Outreach)
Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance
Arkansas National Guard (DCSPER/G1 MFH)
Arkansas National Guard Child 
and Youth Program
Arkansas National Guard G1 (DCSPER G1)
ARNG Reserve Component Transition 
Assistance Advisor
Cadron Post Chapter DAR
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare – HBPC & Medical Foster Home
Central Arkansas Veterans 
Healthcare System
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare 
System (Suicide Prevention Coordinator)
Century 21 Sandstone Real Estate Group
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (ARCVMA) Chapter 7-6
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Faulkner County Veterans Service Office
Gentiva Hospice
HHC 239th BEB
Jacksonville Museum of Military History
Little Rock Mobile Vet Center
Military OneSource Arkansas
Natn’l Guard Joint Services Support 
(Personal Finance Counselor)
Office of Congressman French Hill
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
Operation Red White and Brave
Quilts of Valor – Second Tour Group
Soldier and Family Readiness 
(Joint Service Support)
Student Veterans of America, UCA Chapter
The City of Hope Outreach
The Reform Alliance
Theadore Campbell American Legion 
Post AR0016
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Army
U.S. Army Healthcare Team
U.S. Marine Recruiter (Conway, Ar.)
UCA Army ROTC
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