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Hawkeye Community College Plans Activities for the Week of Veterans Day

posted on Monday, November 5, 2018 in  College News

WATERLOO–Hawkeye Community College is planning several events on campus in honor of Veterans Day, including a ceremony on Monday, November 12, and a documentary film screening on Wednesday, November 14. Both events take place in Tama Hall on Hawkeye’s Main Campus, 1501 East Orange Road, Waterloo.

The annual Veterans Day Ceremony will occur Monday, November 12, at 12:15pm in the Tama Hall Lobby, with Chiquita Loveless, coordinator for military and veteran student services at the University of Northern Iowa, as guest speaker. Loveless served in the U.S. Navy for more than 22 years, retiring as a Communications Officer/Chief Warrant Officer 2. Her tours of duty include two tours with Commander Naval Special Warfare Command, USS Boxer, USS Eisenhower, and USS Nimitz during operation Iraqi Freedom. After retirement, she served as director of sales for VETCONNEXX, an all-veteran call center in Atlanta, Georgia.

On Wednesday, November 14, the college will hold a screening of The War After beginning at 12:00pm in Tama Hall’s Hawse Auditorium. This powerful, 70-minute documentary features nine U.S. veterans transitioning from active duty to the unexpected challenges of civilian life, told through the voices of dynamic young men and women from diverse economic and racial backgrounds and varied branches of military service. The War After is directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Dena Seidel and made in collaboration with her Rutgers Film Bureau production staff and advanced documentary students at the Rutgers Center for Digital Film Making. 

A student-veteran panel will follow the screening. There is no charge to attend, but guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to local veterans organizations.

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