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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2011
Canyon Country Campus to Dedicate Veterans Garden on Nov. 10
Subject: COC Canyon Country Campus Veterans Garden Dedication Ceremony
Time: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011
Place: COC Canyon Country Campus, 17200 Sierra Hwy., Santa Clarita
Contact: Jamie Page, (661) 362-3802; Bruce Battle (661) 362-5604
Event: In observance of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, College of the Canyons will honor the service of its many veteran students by dedicating a permanent Veterans Garden area at the college’s Canyon Country campus.
Featuring an arrangement of red, white and blue flower varietals, the college’s Veterans Garden area will be located at the junction between the campus’ main and lower access roads, along the main thoroughfare students and visitors will pass upon entering campus.
The small garden area is meant to recognize the service of veterans who have pursued their educational dreams at College of the Canyons.
“The establishment of our Veterans Garden area on the Canyon Country campus is one visible means of paying tribute to those who have served our country and are now pursing education and training through College of the Canyons,” said Dr. Dena Maloney, vice president of the Canyon Country campus and Economic Development. “We wanted a spot on campus which draws attention to those who have served in the armed forces and are now in our classrooms, meeting new challenges and achieving new goals.”
Information about a new COC student-veteran scholarship campaign will also be announced during the dedication ceremony.
For more information about the Veterans Garden Dedication Ceremony or to RSVP to attend, call the COC Canyon Country campus at (661) 362-3802.