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Owens Findlay-area Campus Honors Veterans, Nov. 11
FINDLAY - The Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus will pay tribute to service men and women as the College hosts Veterans Day activities on Tuesday, November 11.
Sponsored by the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) organization, the Veterans Day commemoration will occur on the College's Findlay-area Campus, which is located at the corner of Cory and Davis streets. The daylong activities are free and the public is encouraged to attend.
"Veterans Day is a great opportunity to recognize and honor those individuals who have fought for the freedom of this country," said Tom Marshall, Owens Associate Professor of Marketing and Management, who serves as SIFE team advisor. "Our nation would not be experiencing life as we know it without the selfless sacrifices of America's Armed Forces down through history. Owens Community College is proud to honor our service men and women who have dedicated their lives to preserving liberty."
Beginning at 11 a.m., retired Common Pleas Court Judge Richard J. Rinebolt will address attendees serving as the keynote speaker for Owens' Veterans Day activities. The topic of his speech will be his experiences within the Armed Forces and the significance surrounding Veterans Day. The keynote address will occur in Room 145 on the Findlay-area Campus.
A retired Lt. Col. JAG and a veteran of World War II, Judge Rinebolt flew 30 missions with the Fourth Fighter Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force beginning in July 1944. For his distinguished service, Judge Rinebolt received the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Polish Home Army Cross, the Polish Warsaw Uprising Cross, the French Normandy Liberty Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
Other activities will include airing of the Oscar award-winning film "Saving Private Ryan". The movie will be shown at 2 p.m. in Room 102. In addition, Owens' Veterans Representative Joanne Evans will be on the Findlay-area Campus to provide area veterans with information on attending Owens Community College.
Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 26 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 40,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor 's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.