A tribute breakfast for veterans is planned for Nov. 12 at Central Oregon Community College to honor student veterans and their families.
Associated Students of COCC will honor former military service personnel with an appreciation breakfast on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The event will be held in the dining hall at the Campus Center.
There are 330 students on-campus who register for veteran’s benefits, according to Lynn McCoy, Veteran’s Benefits Coordinator.
“There are probably many more students that for whatever reason chose not to designate themselves as veterans,” said Alex Bresler, ASCOCC council member. Whether or not students chose to register, ASCOCC is extending the invitation to to all veterans at the college, as well as their families.
ASCOCC will spend about $6.75 for each breakfast, with an estimated total cost somewhere between $1,700 and $2,000, according to Bresler. Sodexo will cater the buffet style event.
“Each ASCOCC council member will give a short speech,” said Bresler, explaining the goal to keep the event brief and casual. “There’s no school. We know they have other things to do.”
Bresler and the student association have a simple message they wish to convey with the breakfast.
“We appreciate everything you’ve done for us,” said Bresler.
College veterans can RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathryn Eng | The Broadside