LMU Celebrates Veterans Appreciation Week

VETERAN PROGRAMS | Loyola Marymount University’s annual Veterans Appreciation Week during Nov. 11-15, 2019, celebrates and honors our alumni, faculty, staff, students and community who are veterans.

The celebration kicks off with the annual Veterans Day Celebration Reception and Exhibit on Monday, Nov. 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in University Hall East Atrium and Ahmanson Auditorium. The exhibit highlights the veteran community on campus, including students, faculty and staff, and alumni and their contributions to our country. The exhibition will feature a timeline history of LMU’s student veterans and stories and photos from 13 current student veterans from five military branches during their service through their journey here at LMU.

We invite the LMU community to see the exhibit and read their stories, learn about their experiences and how they enrich our community with diverse perspectives and embody what it means to be people with and for others. Meet two of the student veterans below who are featured in the exhibit next week.

Courtney Martinez ’19

Courtney Martinez ’19
Air Force, five years of service, contract specialist
Marketing major, LMU College of Business Administration

“Through my education at LMU, I’ve gained confidence in myself and I am excited for the future.”

Keon Maluia, ‘20
Marine Corps, four years of service, 0352 anti-tank, infantry missileman
Political science major, LMU Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

“My great-grandfather was drafted in WWI, and both my uncles served in the Vietnam War.”

Keon Maluia, ‘20

Programs and activities are scheduled throughout the week to honor and support LMU’s student veterans. Veteran Appreciation Week events include:

Monday, Nov. 11
Annual Veterans Day Exhibit and Celebration Reception
4:30 p.m. // University Hall East Atrium and Ahmanson Auditorium
RSVP here.

Tuesday, Nov. 12?Veteran Night at The Loft
6 p.m. // The Loft
Come to the Loft to celebrate Veteran Appreciation Week with your student veterans.

Wednesday, Nov. 13?Wellness Wednesday Service Event – Operation Gratitude
11 a.m. // Lawton Plaza

Veteran Programs will be set-up at Wellness Wednesday to provide an opportunity for students to create paracord bracelets and write a note which will be donated to Operation Gratitude. Paracord bracelets are both functional, but also meaningful, as they are handmade and show appreciation for our troops and first responders.

Thursday, Nov. 14?LMU Student Veterans: A Presentation at the Center for Teaching Excellence
11 a.m. // Lawton Plaza
Learn how Veteran Programs support LMU’s Student Veterans and how you can be helpful.  All are welcome to attend the presentation.

Thursday, Nov. 14?Student Veteran Organization Tailgate –
Women’s Volleyball Game vs. Pacific
5 p.m. // Gersten Pavilion

For a full calendar of the week’s events, click here.