BOONE—Appalachian State University will hold a Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial located on the west side of the Dougherty Administration Building. A continental breakfast will follow in the administration building lobby. The public is invited.
Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Vickie Hughes will be the guest speaker. Hughes is now an associate professor in the Department of Nursing in Appalachian’s Beaver College of Health Sciences. While in the Air Force, Hughes served three years as commander of the 15th Medical Group at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. She also commanded the 383rd Training Squadron at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas, in addition to other assignments.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.