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Veterans Day 2011

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11/9/2011 8:23 PM
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Nov. 9, 2011

Veterans Day, events

WEST HAVEN, CONN. -- The University of New Haven will conduct its 10th annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. on the Maxcy Quad on the main campus, 300 Boston Post Road.

Speakers at the ceremony will include UNH President Steven H. Kaplan; SMSgt. Anita Mancini, ’10 B.S., ’12 M.B.A., U.S. Air Force; a representative of the Military Veterans of UNH, Henry Rowland, ’03 B.S., U.S. Army; and James McCoy, vice president for enrollment management at UNH and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

The event will include a ceremonial laying of the wreath by ET(SS) Matthew Branka ’12, a member of the U.S. Navy and president of the Military Veterans of UNH, and LTC Joseph Danao ’04, a member of the Army National Guard and president of the UNH Alumni Association.

UNH is ranked in the top 20 percent of more than 8,000 schools for being “friendly to veterans” by GI Jobs magazine and participates in the Yellow Ribbon program that provides veterans and active military with reduced tuition and fees. 

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and University College, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 17 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Athletic Conference.