Campus News 2012

For Immediate Release
October 25, 2012

Schreiner University Veterans Day Celebrations on Tap

Schreiner University will celebrate Veterans Day on Nov. 9 with two very special events. War veterans who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam will be honored on the Schreiner campus with a Veterans Memorial Wall, and students and residents will be able to experience what life was like for women in the Marine Corps by visiting an exhibit at Schreiner Mansion.

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Paying tribute to Schreiner Veterans


Former Schreiner students who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam will honored for their service at 10 a.m. on Nov. 9 when the new Veterans Memorial Wall is unveiled in The Commons at Schreiner University.

The event is open to the public.

“The idea of the Veterans Memorial Wall arose from the fact that we have had, for years, a modest alcove on that site housing two plaques recognizing Schreiner students who had died in war service,” said Dr. Tim Summerlin, president of Schreiner University. “When we determined the Commons area would be our first major master plan project, we believed that a more suitable shrine for honoring these veterans should be a part of that project.”

James Avery, a long-time member of the Schreiner board of trustees and a veteran of World War II, was selected to design the Memorial Wall and also will speak at the event.

“The plaques and men who served deserve attention,” said Lane Tait, assistant vice president of marketing. “This is our way of saying, ‘We’re never going to forget.’”

For more information on the Memorial Wall dedication, call 792-7462. For more information about Schreiner, visit www.schreiner.edu.

Fight like a girl: A History of Women in the Marine Corps

The Schreiner Mansion Historic Site and Education Center in downtown Kerrville will host the Women of the Corps Collection exhibit, “More Than a Footnote: Women of the United States Marine Corps — Historical Perspectives” from Nov. 9 through Dec. 8. The Mansion’s hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The exhibit’s opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. The reception is open to the public, but historic building occupancy regulations require reservations. To make reservations, call the Schreiner Mansion at 830-896-8633.

“It’s a powerful exhibit because it reflects the deep roots of the Kerrville community in the military,” said Charlie McCormick, provost and vice president of academic affairs at Schreiner University. “This exhibit reflects, therefore, not just an interesting diversion, but a celebration of the community’s experiences and personal history.”

This major exhibit will feature an historical overview of each generation of the women of the Marine Corps including a look at their lives, occupations, accomplishments, styles of dress and grooming requirements, according to Nancy Wilt, Women Marines Association historian and exhibit curator.

“Photos, uniforms, artifacts and memorabilia bring the collection to life and create a look at the fairly unknown women’s lives in the Corps,” she said. “In our fast-paced, technology-based world, few understand how we have developed into the Corps of today. Touring exhibits such as ours provide a look into the past, when the laws were much different and the rights of women not assured.”

For more information on the Mansion, visit http://mansion.schreiner.edu or call 830-896-8633. For more information about Schreiner University, visit http://www.schreiner.edu.

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