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Kappa Sigma recognizing Military Heroes Week with 21-gun salute and other events


Kappa Sigma recognizing Military Heroes Week with 21-gun salute and other events

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College fraternity Kappa Sigma will honor military service members, including those who made the ultimate sacrifice, with a 6:15 p.m. Monday, March 14 ceremony at the flag courtyard in front of Roth Memorial Hall.

Members of Greenville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3374 will conclude the ceremony with a 21-gun salute. Monday’s ceremony is part of the Xi-Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Sigma’s second annual Military Heroes Appreciation Week.

“Raising money for and supporting Kappa Sigma’s Military Heroes Campaign means a lot to our brothers,” Philanthropy Chair of the Xi-Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Sigma Sam Sesti ’18 said. “From hosting next week’s events to our #WoundedWarriorWednesday social media campaign and the money we raised during our See-Saw-A-Thon last October, all the donations we get go toward the Military Heroes Campaign. It’s the least that we can do to help provide support to the men and women who have risked their lives to defend this great nation and the freedoms that we all have.”

Additional events are planned for the week. The public is welcome at all events.

  • Chapter brother Sergeant Dustin Slomainy ’16 will speak about his experiences as a member of the U.S. Army at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 in Stamm Lecture Hall at the James Pedas Communication Center.
  • Relics and memorabilia from both world wars will be on display from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 in Weyers Lounge at the Howard Miller Student Center.
  • Kappa Sigma members will host a service project at Greenville American Legion Post 140, 278 Main St., Greenville from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 17.
  • Proceeds from the professional wrestling exhibition “Wrestling and Revolution” held at Beeghly Gymnasium at 6 p.m. Friday, March 18 will be donated to Kappa Sigma’s national Military Heroes Campaign.
  • Donations for the campaign will be collected at all events. Kappa Sigma is also conducting a campus-wide contest. The Thiel College community member who raises the most money for the Military Heroes Campaign by 1 p.m. March 18 will be recognized during the wrestling event as the winner of Kappa Sigma’s 2016 Military Heroes Appreciation Award.

About Kappa Sigma Military Heroes Campaign

Kappa Sigma established A Greater Cause Foundation to support the charitable endeavors of the undergraduate chapters of the fraternity. The foundation’s principal program is the Military Heroes Campaign.

Created in 2007, the campaign honors and aids thousands of military veterans and their families in communities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since its inception, the campaign has donated nearly $500,000 to non-profit organizations who advocate on behalf of servicemen and women and those wounded in combat.

About Thiel College

Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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