NORTHEAST — Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast are partnering to honor students who are military service members or veterans with the upcoming Military Family Picnic at Ivy Tech’s North Campus behind the Student Life Center (4900 St. Joe Road).
The picnic will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 31 and is free and open to the public. Free refreshments will be provided for all participants. Students are encouraged to bring their spouses, parents and children.
“We appreciate our students who have military backgrounds for their service to our country and the sacrifices they and their family members have made,” said Jo Vaughan, coordinator of Military Student Services for IPFW and Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast.
This event will include a short ceremony in which Chancellor Jerrilee Mosier of Ivy Tech–Northeast and Chancellor Michael Wartell of IPFW will honor veterans, student service members and their families on behalf of the Ivy Tech–Northeast and IPFW communities.
Representatives from the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will coordinate the honor guard’s presentation of the colors.
Student affairs and student support services staff from each university, as well as representatives from northeast Indiana veteran and military family support agencies will be present to provide relevant military information. Several vendors will also be set up and staffed, including representatives from the Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Marines and other military service branches.
The Office of Military Student Services is funded by a grant from the Military Family Research Institute-Operation Diploma at Purdue University and provides transition and reintegration services for military personnel who are transitioning from the military culture to academia.
For more information on the Military Family Picnic, contact Jo Vaughan at 260-481-0207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.