JCCC Veterans Week 2013


Thursday, Nov. 7

A Call to Words: Veterans & Why They Write
Two Vietnam-era veterans will read and discuss their poetry in the Hudson Auditorium in the Nerman Museum at 7 p.m. Reception following at Café Tempo. Collaborating partners: BkMk Press of UMKC, New Letters on the Air, The Writers Place and ResVets.

Friday, Nov. 8

Heart of America Showdown
Join JCCC financial aid staff in volunteering at the Heart of America Showdown to aid homeless veterans. For information or to make a donation, email Monica Montgomery.

Monday, Nov. 11

Ron Stinson, professor of instrumental music, plays Taps at 11 a.m. on the hill in the Commons Courtyard. Immediately following, Ed Smith from the Center for American Indian Studies along with local American Indian servicemen and veterans will demonstrate the gourd dance. Lunch in honor of JCCC faculty and staff who have served in the military will be at noon in the Capitol Federal Conference Center, Regnier Center.

Free Drinks
Veterans and military service members may pick up vouchers for a free drink (coffee, tea or soft drink) from the Veteran Service office in SC 319.

Veterans Financial Wellness seminar is presented by U.S. Bank and JCCC2theMax from 10 to 11 a.m. in COM 319, Campus Center.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Veterans Financial Wellness seminar is presented by U.S. Bank and JCCC2theMax from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in COM 319, Campus Center.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Veterans Speak Panel from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Craig Community Auditorium (GEB 233). A panel of JCCC students, faculty and staff who are veterans speak about their experiences and answer questions. Facilitated by Susie Sympson, professor.

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, the Polsky Practical Personal Enrichment Series presents The Latino Veteran Experience in the Polsky Theatre. Rudy Padilla, from the GI Forum, along with other local Latino veterans will share their military experiences and discuss the differences in those experiences between generations.

Friday, Nov. 15

JCCC Performing Arts Series presents Beyond Glory with Stephen Lang at 8 p.m. in Yardley Hall. Stephen Lang, award-winning playwright, stage and screen star brings the stories of eight different Medal of Honor recipients to stage in a one-man show that will reach into your very soul.

This is a ticketed event: $80, $42 or $32. Buy tickets online, call 913-469-4445 to purchase by phone or buy tickets at the JCCC box office in the Carlsen Center lobby. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before curtain.

Honor Tree

Beginning Nov. 1, an honor tree will be set up in the Student Center lobby. Tie a ribbon on the honor tree as a silent way to say “thank you.” Ribbons and notecards will be available to honor service members and veterans.

  • White ribbon: in memory of a family/friend who gave/lost their life in service
  • Blue ribbon: in honor of a family friend who is serving
  • Yellow ribbon: general support and thanks to all veterans and service members
  • Black ribbon: in recognition of someone who was a POW/MIA
  • Red ribbon: You are a JCCC student or community member currently serving or who has served
  • Purple ribbon: in honor of Purple Heart recipients

Other Activities and Displays

  • Stop by COM 200 as we celebrate the grand opening of JCCC's VetSuccess on Campus office.
  • There will be a POW/MIA table in the second floor COM building display case.
  • There will be a “Thank you Veterans” display in the bookstore display case.
  • Veterans Club will have an awareness table in the COM building Nov. 4-11.
  • Stop by U.S. Bank for a gift bag especially for veterans.

Contact Us

Veteran Services
913-469-8500, ext. 4981
Campus Mailbox:
SC 319
Dept. Email:
Veteran Services

Veterans Administration Advisor
Kena Zumalt
, 913-469-8500, ext. 3924

Scholarship Fund

Donald Burch Jr., JCCC student veteran

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