Lieutenant Colonel to Speak at Annual Veterans Day Breakfast Nov. 12

Ferris State UniversityAn annual opportunity to bring together and recognize current and past members of the United States military will be offered Monday, Nov. 12, as Ferris State University hosts its Veterans Day breakfast, beginning at 8 a.m. in the University Center ballroom.

Jacob Schrot, assistant director of Veterans Services, said the office welcomes students, faculty and staff who served or those who currently serve in the National Guard or similar programs.

“We also want veterans from the community to know they are respected and welcome to join us that morning,” Schrot said. “(Ferris) President David Eisler will be on hand as he is each year for this event. His office provides tremendous support and collaborates with us to make it a meaningful experience.”

Lieutenant Colonel Ravindra Wagh, a battalion commander with the Michigan Army National Guard, has been invited to the breakfast as the featured speaker.  Schrot said those attending the breakfast should expect a stirring message.

“Lt. Col. Wagh went overseas about a decade ago, part of his wealth of experience that will provide some great insights to our audience,” Schrot said. “He is a great motivator with immense respect for the value of education as he has been selected to study the U.S. Army War College in the summer of 2019.”

Anyone with a disability who would require special accommodations to attend the Veterans Day breakfast should contact Schrot at (231) 591-2022 or by email, within 72 hours of the event.


PHOTO CAPTION: Lieutenant Colonel Ravindra Wagh of the Michigan Army National Guard will be the featured speaker at Ferris State University’s annual Veteran’s Day breakfast, Monday, Nov. 12. Those from the community who served in the armed forces are welcomed to join with members of the Ferris student body, staff and faculty at this event.