Veterans Week 2023

Veterans Week 2023

Virginia Peninsula Community College Celebrates
Veterans Week 2023

The Military and Veteran Services team is pleased to present an exciting series of events Nov. 6-9 in observance of Veterans Day.

Community outreach at a local foodbank and an art exhibit showcasing VPCC talent are among highlights this year. For the main event on Nov. 8, John H. Davis, author of “Combat to College” joins the College to engage in enlightening discussions with students, faculty and staff. The Veterans Day observance concludes with Green Zone Training for faculty and staff.

Please RSVP to each of the MAIN EVENTS you wish to attend by clicking the green links below.

Designed to pay tribute to those who served while also providing opportunities to share and learn, the Nov. 6-9 activities are as follows:

Financial Aid, Military and Veterans Services Gives Back
Nov. 6, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.
Virginia Peninsula Food Bank
2401 Aluminum Ave., Hampton
Sign up to volunteer:

5th Annual Veterans Day Art Show
Nov. 7, 4 – 6 p.m. (unveiling)
Hampton Campus Library
Light refreshments served

Military-affiliated students and College personnel may submit entries
for the Veterans Day Art Show Oct. 23-27 at:
Hampton Campus – Wythe Hall Room 253
Historic Triangle Campus Room 117

For more information about the event or on submitting artwork, Contact Kathy Carbaugh at or (757) 825-3442.

Main Events featuring author John H. Davis
Nov. 8, 2 – 9 p.m.
Hampton Campus
John Davis, a decorated combat veteran who served in Afghanistan, is the author of the award-winning book, “Combat To College” as well as “The Freedom Challenge” and the “Student Veteran Semester Journal.” He is an official AUSA Book Program author and has written for Military Families Magazine and multiple military publications.

2 – 3:30 p.m., Tea with Dr. B. Hampton IV Multipurpose, Room 4136 - Dr. Brannon hosts a discussion with the author of “Combat to College” John H. Davis, centered on bringing greater awareness to our student veteran community. Topics will include how the college community can help our student veterans successfully transition to college life, how the college can foster diversity, equity, and inclusion for our student veterans on campus, and how to create an educational environment that will set our student veterans up for success.

4 – 5 p.m., Roundtable with John H Davis Hampton IV Multipurpose, Room 4136. Student veterans are invited to have stimulating conversations with Davis.

6 – 9 p.m., Veterans Banquet: Honoring Those Who Paved The Path. Peninsula Workforce Development, 600 Butler Farm Rd., Room 1301 - Veterans and guests are invited to join us for dinner, followed by an open mic for veterans to share their stories. Catering is provided by Carrabba’s Italian Grill.

VPCC Faculty & Staff Only
Green Zone Training
Nov. 9, 11:30 a.m.
Hampton Campus
Hampton IV Multipurpose Room 4136
Lunch is provided by Military & Veteran Services