CAC salutes veterans with series of campus tributes Nov. 5-7

By Guy Harrison, CAC Media & Marketing Specialist

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. - To recognize the contributions and sacrifices of those who defend freedom, Central Arizona College will hold a series of celebratory events to honor veterans of the armed forces.

The Veterans Days Series will commence on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Signal Peak Campus with similar events scheduled for the Superstition Mountain Campus on Nov. 6 and the Aravaipa and Maricopa campuses on Nov. 7. Each event will feature the Presentation of Colors, singing of the National Anthem, special words of thanks, guest speakers and light snacks.

"We are honored to once again be hosting this event," Luis Sanchez, CAC's director of admissions and recruitment, said. "It is important to us as a college that we continue to support the many men and women who put forth their lives to defend our freedom and we are especially grateful to be able to open our doors to the community, which enables it to pay tribute to our veterans as well."

The celebration will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Signal Peak Campus, which is located between the cities of Casa Grande and Coolidge at 8470 N. Overfield Road. The outdoor ceremony will take place at the Student Services Pavilion, located behind the Student Services Building (Building M, Clock Tower).

At noon on Wednesday, Nov. 6, the event will move to The Green at the Superstition Mountain Campus, located in Apache Junction at 805 S. Idaho Road. The Aravaipa and Maricopa campus ceremonies will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, at noon and at 1 p.m., respectively.

The ceremony at the Aravaipa Campus will be held at the D Building. The Aravaipa Campus is located at 80440 E. Aravaipa Rd., between the towns of Winkelman and Mammoth in Eastern Pinal County.

The tribute at the Maricopa Campus will take place in the campus' amphitheater. The Maricopa Campus is located at 17945 North Regent Drive in the city of Maricopa, adjacent to the Legacy Traditional School.

For more information about the 2013 Central Arizona College Veterans Day Celebration Series, please contact Sean Coronel by phone at 520-494-5402 or by e-mail at

All Central Arizona College locations will be closed on Mon., Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814