UCA’s Annual Veterans Day Celebration

Join us in

Honoring the Home Front

November 7, 2019

1:00 p.m.

Location: McCastlain Hall, at the University of Central Arkansas

Parking map coming soon!

Benefit Fair and Cook Out will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Honoring the Home front Ceremony will begin at 1:40 p.m. (food will not be served during the ceremony but will resume at the conclusion)

 

Ceremony Speaker

Amanda Paladino, UCA’s Concurrent Credit Coordinator

Amanda grew up in as small town in central Indiana.  Upon graduating from Indiana University, she enlisted in the United States Air Force and served as a flight engineer on the UH-1N Huey and was stationed at Malmstom AFB, Montana.  While serving in the USAF she met and married Corey who was also serving in the USAF and training to be a Pararescueman (PJ).  After completing her first enlistment in the Air Force she began her duties as a military spouse and joined her husband at his first duty station at Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan.  They spent three years there before moving to Pope Army Air Field, North Carolina with their 7-week-old daughter, Emerson.  After 8 years there and another daughter, Aubree, they moved to Conway Arkansas in June of 2017.  Her husband has joined the Air Force Reserves to finish his 20 years of service and will be graduating from Union University this December with his Masters of Science in Nursing while also working in the Conway Regional Emergency Department.  Emerson and Aubree are now 10 and 9 and have settled into their new life as Arkansans beautifully.  Amanda is presently the Concurrent Enrollment Coordinator in the Office of the Registrar and is a very proud wife, mommy and UCA Bear!

Celebration Highlights

  • Veterans Information Fair: companies and organizations that support and provide services to veterans
  • Free food
  • Free Giveaways
  • Picture slide show of local veterans and their families

Vendor booths will open at 1 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 1:40 p.m. Free food and refreshments will be available before and after the ceremony.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact our committee chairs David Williams or Susan Marcus at veteransdayevent@uca.edu

Would you like to become a sponsor or an information vendor?
Complete the Veterans Day Sponsorship Form.

 

Thank you to our sponsors

 

PRESENTING SPONSORS:

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UCA FACULTY SENATE

UCA STAFF SENATE

SAM’S CLUB/WALMART

THE COCA-COLA COMPANY

DAVID WILLIAMS

SCHMIDT TOOL & MANUFACTURING CO

CENTENNIAL BANK

 

American Legion |ADVA | Department of Workforce Services | ERA TEAM Real Estate-Tracy Tidwell Team | UCAPD | A & J Collision Repair | The Point 94.1 Classic Rock | Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Regional Office | A Veteran’s Best Friend | 501 Life |Plus Accounting |Marine Corp League |IGY6 Dog Training |U.S. Army Recruiting Center| Arkansas National Guard- Family Assistance

 

THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS DAY COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION TO OUR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES!

Brenda Graff |Larry Woodle | Donna Murphy | Eric Weatherman | Rebekah Rasnick | Jimmy Bryant |
Kimberly Klotz | Tracy Tidwell| Brent Shires | Sammantha Philippe | Alison Tutt |UCA Police Department |Morgan Jessup