Appreciation at Remington College campuses
Whether it’s simple thank you cards, hosting a formal flag ceremony or awarding scholarships to personnel with outstanding military and academic records, Remington College believes that true appreciation takes action. So our staff, students and faculty are on the front lines of saluting, giving back and recognizing the amazing sacrifices that military personnel make for all of us – especially those heroes among us, the people at Remington College who have served or do serve in the armed forces.
For more information about the many ways in which Remington College and its community show appreciation for the military, please read the moving stories below. If you have any ideas for other ways to show support, or would like to participate in or aid future appreciation efforts, we’d like to enlist you in our cause – just contact us! Thank you.
Shreveport - A Moving Dinner
Remington College’s Shreveport Campus has dozens of campus staff and students who have served in the U.S. military, and Campus President Jerry Driskell made sure the school pulled out all the stops to honor them on Veterans Day. As one honoree put it, the flag presentation and dinner made him feel "welcome and at home."
Fort Worth - Classroom Thank Yous
Two staff members at Remington College's Fort Worth campus had a simple idea: to thank students for their military service in person, in public. So they found the vets and teachers who'd served and visited each veteran's class, reading personalized notes. One of the planners, Anabel Romero-Juarez, called the day "quite special and emotional…We all felt that the recognition was well worth planning."
Columbia - Patriotic Flag Raising
Remington College's Columbia campus observed a recent Constitution Day with a memorable moment: the presentation, by aveteran who had just returned home, of a flag that had previously flown over Iraq aboard and F-16CM. Two veterans/students raised the flag.
Shreveport - $5,000 Grant to Vet
Remington College - Shreveport Campus student Latisha Jefferson deserves great things, and due to her impressive military service record and excellent grades, she won a prestigious grant. She has served in both the Air Force and the Army, as well as a Navy reservist. Read more about this extraordinary student here.
Remington College recognized by National Guard for supporting Military Staff
Remington College's Shreveport campus received an award from the National Guard for its support of Deborah Kent, a Lead Instructor in Medical Assisting who served more than a year with the Navy in the Middle East. Read more about how Ms. Kent's coworkers, students and fellow instructors supported her during her lengthy deployment.
"I felt as honored and respected [at the dinner] as I did on the day I returned from my time in Iraqi Freedom."
– Criminal Justice degree student Myron Wilson, Shreveport