In honor of Veterans Day, the Blaine campus held an event to say thank you to all branches of military on November 10. Penny Gray, a student at the Blaine campus, and a veteran, gave a presentation on how important Veterans Day is to her, and recognized other members of the military that participated in the event. Members of the Marine Corp, Army, National Guard, and Navy were introduced, and recognized.
A Veterans Day cake and punch were served to attendees of the event. Two representatives of the National Guard came to campus to provide information and answer questions about the National Guard. They brought a humvee, which was available for attendees to look at, and sit inside.
Throughout the week, a raffle was held to raise money to support the Minnesota Patriot Guard. A paper roll, hung from the ceiling, all the way to the floor, listed the names of Blaine campus students, staff, family members, and friends who serve or have served in the military. Students, staff, and faculty had an opportunity to write a message, thanking the veterans. The messages are written on red and white paper, and hung on a board designed as an American flag, which was proudly displayed in the student commons.
Minnesota School of Business, Globe University, and Broadview University were recently included in GI Jobs Magazine’s list of “2012 Military Friendly Schools.” The Blaine campus provides scholarships to approximately 55 military students.