National Roll Call Honors Service Members

NEWARK, Ohio, October 31, 2016 — For the sixth year in a row, Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark will participate in the Remembrance Day National Roll Call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Martha Grace Reese Amphitheatre on the shared campus of COTC and Ohio State Newark. Volunteers from both institutions will participate in a reading of the names of fallen soldiers. A moment of silence will be held at 2 p.m.

Members of the community are invited to attend this free event and may assist in the reading of names. For more information or to assist with the event, please email Connie Zang, veteran affairs coordinator, at Those wishing to assist with the reading should include available times in the email.

The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is sponsored nationally by the Veterans Knowledge Community (VKC) of NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. NASPA is a 15,000-member association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession. The VKC is the national leader in supporting the generation and dissemination of knowledge in support of the college success of student veterans.

There are approximately 225 and 71 enrolled veteran and active military personnel at COTC and Ohio State Newark, respectively. In 2016 COTC was been selected by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School for the sixth straight year. The Ohio State University is also a 2016 Military Friendly School. This honor places COTC and Ohio State in the top 20 percent of U.S. colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their educational success.

Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark have forged an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio.  At Central Ohio Technical College, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that's challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State's more than 200 majors.