The CGCC Veterans Resource Expo is held annually just before Veterans Day. It enables Chandler-Gilbert to showcase resources that the college and community offer to veterans, as well as to thank our veterans for their service.
“The Tuskegee Airmen: A Personal Perspective” – Colonel Richard Toliver, USAF (Ret.)
This year, Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) will host its 10th annual Veterans Resource Expo on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Agave Community Room at the Pecos campus. The resource fair will feature exhibitors from college and community organizations who work diligently to serve our student veteran population and their dependents.
This year’s guest speaker is retired United States Air Force Colonel Richard “Dick” Toliver. A protégé of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, Col. Toliver is an international motivational speaker and author of several published books. An inductee of the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame, Col. Toliver served as a “Top Gun” fighter pilot during the Vietnam War where he flew 466 combat missions in Southeast Asia.
In honor of the men and women who have served, are currently serving, or will one-day serve, Col. Toliver will give a brief history of the illustrious Tuskegee Airmen as well as his own perspective as a former student who studied under their tutelage. The speaking portion of the program will begin at 2:30 p.m.
While at the event, veterans and their families are encouraged to network with local businesses about possible job opportunities as well as CGCC and other community organizations to learn more about the resources and services that are available to them.
This is a great opportunity for the CGCC community to honor over 500 student veterans currently enrolled as well as the many non-CGCC community members in attendance who have also served.
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served throughout.