Veterans to be Honored at Ceremony at University in Rocklin
ROCKLIN, CA. - Veterans Day falls on a Sunday this year therefore, ceremonies at William Jessup University will take place the day after the commemorative day on Monday, November 12 beginning at 8 a.m. at the university's Rocklin campus flagpole. The event will honor all veterans for their dedicated and loyal service to our country.
Hosted by the Public Policy Department, the ceremony will feature keynote speaker, General David O'Brien, mobilization assistant to the Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency in Fort Lee, VA. Not only is O'Brien an accomplished military and civil leader, he is also the father of three WJU alumni.
"We are honored to welcome General O'Brien to our annual ceremony," said Sosamma Samuel-Burnett, department chair and executive director of the university's Public Policy Department and Institute. "The ceremony provides us with the opportunity to recognize veterans in our community and their remarkable service on our behalf and reflect on the freedoms they have helped protect for us."
General O'Brien provides specialized technical and management advice to the director and senior staff in leading approximately 10,600 professional civilian and military employees located at more than 700 worldwide locations, managing 334,000 contracts valued at more than $223 billion and awarded to greater than 19,800 contractors.
Following the ceremony, the university will hold a breakfast for current students and alumni who are veterans or serving on active duty.
William Jessup University honors the Yellow Ribbon Program, which offers any veteran who has served on active duty for at least 36 aggregate months since 9/11 to have the complete cost of tuition covered in any program the university offers. Currently, Jessup serves over 50 Yellow Ribbon students.
After the breakfast, tours of the university will be offered, showcasing the newest $17 million expansion project unveiled by Jessup last August. The expansion features 54,000 square-feet of space that includes a full-feature dining facility with indoor and outdoor seating, an intercollegiate gymnasium, classrooms, and 11 music practice rooms.
About the Public Policy Degree Program and William Jessup University
The Public Policy Department at William Jessup University is dedicated to preparing tomorrow's leaders today. The Public Policy Degree Program is a dynamic and distinct multidisciplinary program that integrates Biblical principles, political science, and public administration/policy analysis. The program equips students with knowledge and skills to address policy issues at the state, national, and international arenas. In 2011, the Public Policy Department launched its Public Policy Institute which equips leaders to transform the public sector. PPI offers intelligence, innovation, and initiative through cutting edge research, leadership training and seminars, and policy consulting serving government, business, and education sectors.
Founded in 1939 by William Jessup, the University moved to Rocklin, California, in August 2004. WJU is the first and only WASC accredited private four-year university to have its main campus located in the greater Sacramento area, offering degrees in many different disciplines, including Biology, Business Administration, Family & Children's Ministry, English, History, Intercultural Studies, Liberal Studies (Teacher Education), Math, Music, Pastoral Ministry, Psychology, Public Policy and Youth Ministry. Anticipated majors include fields in Creative Arts (Fall 2013). WJU also offers a School of Professional Studies (SPS) at its campuses in Rocklin and San Jose. Program concentrations include Business Administration, Christian Leadership, Counseling Psychology, Organizational Leadership, and a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Credential Program. For more information, please visit www.jessup.edu or call (916) 577-2200.
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