Chattahoochee Technical College Honors Veterans at Appreciation Event
Chattahoochee Technical College celebrated this year’s Veterans Day with an appreciation event at the college’s North Metro Campus featuring Vietnam Veteran Donna Rowe of Cobb County as the keynote speaker.
Rowe noted the significance of U.S. Veterans who have served throughout history and described her service as a U.S. Army Nurse in charge of triage and ER medicine in the war zone of Vietnam. Upon the conclusion of her presentation, the national organization “Quilts of Valor” presented both Rowe and the college’s Veteran Services Coordinator Dr. Barry Munday with hand-made quilts to thank them for their military service.
The Chattahoochee Tech 2018 Veterans Day event also featured an Armistice Day Remembrance, the traditional POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony, a color guard and a student video presentation prepared by Chattahoochee Tech student and military family member Kim Hale, of Paulding County.
Included among the dignitaries attending this event were Jim Cunningham and his wife, Jan, of Cobb County, along with Colonel Bob Reitz and his wife, Suellen, of Pickens County. The college’s newly renovated Jim Cunningham Veteran Services Center is named for Jim Cunningham, a 21- year U.S. Army Veteran, who served in Vietnam.
Chattahoochee Technical College has approximately 800 veterans and military family members who are students at the college. Leading the initiative to support student veterans and their family members at Chattahoochee Tech is Veteran Services Coordinator Dr. Barry Munday, a resident of Carrolton and a 30-year U.S. Air Force veteran who holds a doctorate in Biblical Counseling.
For more information, visit www.ChattahoocheeTech.edu.
Photo: Quilt Presentation: On stage for the “Quilts of Valor” presentation were, l-r, Chattahoochee Technical College President Dr. Ron Newcomb, Quilts of Valor Representative Sandy Yarborough, Vietnam Veteran Donna Rowe, and Chattahoochee Tech Veteran Services Coordinator Dr. Barry Munday.
Photo: Col. Bob Reitz Group Photo: Attending the 2018 Veterans Day appreciation event at Chattahoochee Tech were, l-r, Chattahoochee Technical College President Dr. Ron Newcomb, Col. Bob Reitz, Suellen Reitz, Donna Rowe, Jan Cunningham, and Jim Cunningham.
About Chattahoochee Technical College:
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, Chattahoochee Technical College is the largest technical college in the state with more than 14,000 students enrolled in the past academic year. The college has eight campus locations serving the counties of Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Gilmer, Paulding, and Pickens. CTC provides a high quality, easily accessible college education at a fraction of the cost of other area colleges and universities. Chattahoochee Technical College awards more than 70 certificates, diplomas and associate degrees in 45 programs of study through traditional classroom courses as well as online training. The college also provides the community with learning opportunities, including customized workforce training, adult literacy and continuing education programs. More information is available at www.ChattahoocheeTech.edu.