Joanna Kingsbury, United States Air Force Veteran, spoke about how she was able to be creative within the military by becoming a ceremonial vocalist, singing at formal events and even for birthdays. At the end of her presentation she sang a traditional Guam hymn.
Dana Zimbleman, Professor of English at PPSC and the editor of SITREP.
Jennifer Valk, an English instructor at PPSC, is a veteran of the Texas National Guard and the United States Army. She spoke about how the military was a big stepping stone in her life and provided a community that was like a family.
Emily Forand, an English Professor at PPSC, spoke about the importance of children’s literature about war and hardships. She says that having children’s books about topics such as war help kids make sense of life when they are experiencing conflict as well as creating empathy for kids who can see what is happening in the world.
Colonel Joseph A. Southcott is a retired U.S. Army veteran and is PPSC’s Dean of Math and English. He shared his detailed stories of serving in Korea and Iraq, telling the younger generation that history will repeat itself and they will have the opportunity to serve their country.
PPSC’s Field of flags outside of the Rampart Campus.
Lawrence Walker, MC for Wreath Laying
Captain Roberto Garcia, PPSC’s Vice President for Student Services, spoke about his time in the Marines.
Andra Stoller playing the bagpipes for the ceremony.
Sergeant Jacob Post performing the ceremonial cake cutting for the U.S. Marines Birthday.
PPSC community enjoying cake after the ceremony.
Paul DeCecco, PPSC’s Director of Military & Veterans Programs.