By Sharla Hooper
Office of Military and Veteran Affairs and employee resource group lead participation in Phoenix community event honoring veterans
University of Phoenix is a Medal of Honor sponsor and supports the annual Veterans’ Day Parade, managed and presented by the nonprofit Honoring Americas’ Veterans, and held Friday, November 11, at 11:00am MST in Phoenix, Arizona. The annual parade honors the service and sacrifices of U.S. military veterans and their families; this year’s parade theme is “Liberty, Honor, and Sacrifice.”
“The University of Phoenix is proud to support military veterans, and be part of our community today honoring their service and sacrifices,” states Eric Ryan, senior director of the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs and a veteran of the Marine Corps. “We are fortunate to have veterans among our staff and faculty members as well as a highly engaged employee resource group. We appreciate making this a meaningful event for veterans, and part of how we honor our own student veterans.”
The University of Phoenix Office of Military and Veteran Affairs and Veterans’ Employee Resource Group (ERG) promotes the event to staff, students and faculty and provides volunteer support. The University of Phoenix parade entry features a large balloon and a team of veteran employees, family members and friends.
The event this year features more than 80 parade entries with 15 marching units, 2,500 marchers, and 10 floats. Event planners anticipate over 45,000 spectators.
University of Phoenix serves the educational goals of veterans and military students, with specially trained staff to assist service members, veterans, and military spouses and dependents. In addition to providing career-relevant education for military students and flexibility that fits military student and working adult schedules, student veterans and military students can be assessed to earn college credit for military experience and training.
University of Phoenix collaborates with American Corporate Partners (ACP) to help ease the transition from the military service to the civilian workforce by facilitating access to the ACP mentoring program for post 9/11 service member and student veterans at the University.
Learn more about the Phoenix Veterans’ Day Parade here.
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