Thank a Veteran Event

November 08, 2012

On Thursday, November 8, 2012, in honor of Veterans Day, Wheelock College held "Thank a Veteran at Work" breakfast gathering for the college community. The event recognized eight employees for their service to our country. These employees were presented with a yellow ribbon lapel pin as a way to say "Thank you" for their service and to help others to say thanks.

Wheelock College veterans gather for "Thank a Veteran at Work Day"Pictured are (from left) Ms. Cheryl Lussier Poppe, Massachusetts Department of Veteran's Services; Dr. Charles Fidler, Assistant Professor; Mr. Jonathan LaPierre, Director of Information Technology; Dr. Shirley Malone-Fenner, Dean, Arts & Sciences; Mr. Stephen Dill, Marketing Manager; Dr. William "Smitty" Smith, National Center for Race Amity.

Cheryl Lussier Poppe, Deputy Secretary, Programs, Services and Personnel from Massachusetts Department of Veteran's Services spoke about the Veterans' Services Officers (VSO) located every city and town in the Commonwealth and how they can help veterans learn about, apply for, and receive benefits. She also recommended resources for veterans and their families, such as the website www.MassVetsAdvisor.org, which provides information on benefits and services.

This event was organized by the Wheelock Center of Excellence for Military Children and Families and the College's Human Resources Department.

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