Dear campus community,
Coming from a military family, my father served in the Korean War; I grew up valuing our proud military members. On November 11 and 12, the nation takes time to thank our veterans and active duty military.
At UMass Dartmouth, we appreciate and support our veterans and active duty military. We have our Student Affairs Veteran Resources & Support Center in the Campus Center (ground floor near the game room) and a 3rd floor study room in the Library. Veterans and active duty military enrich our community and bring important life experiences to our campus.
To say thank you, all veterans and active duty military, whether they are student, faculty, or staff, will receive a meal voucher that can be used at any time on campus. Students can pick up their voucher from Student Affairs on the second floor of the Campus Center, and faculty and staff can pick up their voucher from Human Resources on the second floor of the Foster Administration Building.
In addition, I hope all veterans and active military duty members will join me for a Veterans Breakfast Buffet on November 13 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the University Club.
This Sunday also marks a special milestone for our nation, the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended WWI and gave rise to Veterans Day. In honor of this day, the Mattapoisett Women’s Club has organized the first Annual SouthCoast Bells of Remembrance, which will bring together churches, town halls, and schools to ring their bells in unison at 11 a.m. to honor this centennial.
As the bells sound from our Campanile at that time, members of the UMassD community are asked to pause and reflect on the service of all veterans, thousands of whom are current and former students, staff, and faculty.
Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D.