University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene invites all UH Mānoa veterans, faculty, staff and students to attend the 2016 Veterans Day Celebration. The event is free to the UH Mānoa campus community and guests on Hawaiʻi Hall Lawn, November 9, 10:30 a.m.–noon.
The purpose of this event is to honor all veterans and to recognize 13 student veterans who will receive scholarships to purse higher education. Student veterans will receive between $2,500 to $5,000 to further their nursing education at UH Mānoa, Kapiʻolani Community College, Kauaʻi Community College and Maui College. Scholarship recipients will be in attendance.
The UH Mānoa Nursing Veterans to BSN Program provides college credit for past medical experience, creating a quick pathway to professional nursing and employment for service members with skills and experience in healthcare. The initiative is the first program of its kind in Hawaiʻi and is part of the national effort to address the growing demand for health care services throughout our nation.
The celebration will include Posting of Colors by the UH Mānoa Army ROTC Color Guard and singing of the national anthem and state song by UH Mānoa students. A moment of silence to remember the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and civilians in times of war will be followed by remarks from UH President David Lassner, UH Mānoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene Dean Mary G. Boland and keynote speaker Jared Lyon, president and CEO of Student Veterans of America. The celebration will be followed by a free cake reception honoring the U.S Marine Corps 241st birthday on November 10.
This event is supported by the UH Mānoa Nursing Achieving a BS in Nursing-A Veterans’ Initiative Program and the UH Mānoa Student Activity and Program Fee Board.