Stanly Community College (SCC) recently held a Veterans Recognition Service for students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, September 27th on the Albemarle campus. Sergeant (SGT) Reese Linnell, United States Army (USA), and Success Coach for University Transfer at SCC welcomed the Veterans, spoke about the United States Military history, and provided information about SCC's Veterans' services.
During the service, Dr. John Enamait, Stanly Community College President, praised the veterans and reminded them of how fortunate we are as American citizens and the freedoms that we have. "I am proud to be an American, living in the greatest country in the world. It is our freedoms that make it so, and those freedoms were won and defended by veterans – the men and women who put the ideals of our country before themselves. It is an honor to stand before you today."
Staff Sergeant (SSG) Rita Love, USA, and SCC Director of Institutional Research & Planning encouraged the veterans to take what they learned in their basic military training and use it to guide them through their academics while attending Stanly Community College.
For more information regarding the special services that Stanly Community College provides our veterans, please contact Petra Fields at (704) 991-0231 or Luke Essex at (704) 991-0280.
Pictured from left to right, front row: TSgt Donna Jones, United States Air Force (USAF) (Retired) and SCC Continuing Education Faculty Assistant | SSG Rita Love, USA and SCC Director of Institutional Research & Planning |Dr. John Enamait, Stanly Community College President | SrA Lisa Karen Teitelbaum, USAF and SCC College & Career Readiness Instructor | SPC John Christopher Michael Byrd, USA | CW2 Adam Matthew Saunders, USA | SN Stormy Douglas, United States Navy (USN) | and A1C Michael Sperling, USAF and SCC Associate Dean of Business & Career Technology.
Back row: | PO2, IT2, SW James Burgess, USN | MSgt John E. Nelson, Jr., USAF (Retired) | Cpl William Jones, United States Marine Corps (USMC) | SA and PFC Michael Kellar, USN and USA (respectively) | SrA Bill O'Neal, USAF and SCC's Carolina Auction Academy Instructor | SGT William H. Yeskie, USA | SGT Christopher D. Haliburton, USA | and SGT Reese Linnell, USA and SCC Success Coach for University Transfer.