In September 2016, Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis Jr. proclaimed that every year, the first day of fall would be recognized as Student Service Members Day in the Augusta community. Augusta University, with the help of Military and Veteran Services, celebrates it every year with a recognition ceremony.
Student Service Members Day is recognized on the first day of fall because the change in seasons symbolizes a time of transition, not unlike the one service members make from the military to the classroom.
This year, the first day of autumn falls on Monday, Sept. 23, so the event will be held that morning from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Jaguar Student Activities Center Coffeehouse on the Summerville Campus.
At the event, Augusta University will honor our Jaguar veterans, soldiers, sailors, and airmen with refreshments and a brief ceremony. The recognition ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. and will include a keynote address and three student speakers.
One active duty student, one student cadet and one student veteran will speak briefly about their military and educational journey. This year’s keynote speaker is Sarah Rees, the director of the Cyber Workforce Academy at the Georgia Cyber Center. She has a master’s degree in telecommunications management and served in the U.S. Army for over six years.
This event is for all AU students, faculty and staff, but especially military-affiliated students and their guests. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information on this event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-729-2255.