Military Appreciation Weekend
Friday, Jan. 31 - Noon
Panel Discussion: SAU veterans and service members will speak about their military service, transition and college experiences.
Friday, Jan. 31 - 5 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Capt. J.J. Konstant, USMC, SAU '03
A 2003 alum and former all-academic conference basketball player, Konstant went on to serve as a Marine officer in both Afghanistan and Iraq, earning two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.
Open to faculty, staff, students and alumni - Limited seating - RSVP to Andrew Gates at 563/333-5721, or by email.
Saturday, Feb. 1 - 3 and 5 p.m.
Veterans, service members and future service members will be honored during the halftime of the women's and men's basketball doubleheader. Canned food and cold weather items will be collected for VA food bank.
Free for veterans and military service members with valid ID; free admission for general public with the donation of three food items
Lee Lohman Arena, located at the corner of Scott and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street
The Veterans Services Office (Ambrose Hall, first floor) is taking orders for short- and long-sleeved T-shirts ($12, or $17, respectively). All proceeds will benefit the VA Homeless Outreach Center, Rock Island. Orders are due by Friday, Jan. 24. Contact Andrew Gates at 563/333-5721 or by email.
Honoring Graduating Veterans
Prior to each commencement, St. Ambrose's graduating military veterans and service members are awarded a military-style medal in recognition of their military service and degree attainment. Suspended from a red, white and blue drape, and affixed to the left breast of their gowns, these medals are worn during the commencement ceremony as a sign of service to country and recognition of educational achievement. Watch a video of December's award ceremony.
Veteran Spotlight Videos:
Chad Stephenson describes his experience at St. Ambrose University.
Former Marine Sandi Lyn Bunch opens up about her experiences in the military and at St. Ambrose.
MBA Graduate, Teresa Rolfe-Cantu, shares her story.
(Videos created by SAUtv.)