University of Lynchburg will honor local U.S. military veterans and active-duty personnel on Monday, November 12, with a Veterans Day service in Snidow Chapel. The service begins at 10 a.m. The public is invited and admission is free.
During the service, Maj. Robert A. Haughton ’91 will speak. Haughton, who retired after 26 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, is the current director of the Management Services Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency. He graduated from Lynchburg College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He later earned his MBA from Boston University and an executive leadership degree from the USDA Graduate School.
Throughout his years in the Marine Corps, Haughton served in many different areas, among them as branch head of the Department of Aviation, security officer, deputy assistant chief of staff for manpower, a management analyst for the USDA, and special projects manager for the USDA-Farm Service Agency.
Following the service, at 11 a.m., there will be a Veterans Day Observance Luncheon for veterans and active-duty personnel from the University of Lynchburg community — alumni, students, faculty, and staff. There is no cost to attend the luncheon for University of Lynchburg veterans and active duty personnel and one guest. For all others, lunch is $15.
The luncheon, hosted by University President Dr. Kenneth R. Garren and his wife, Sheila, will be held in the West Room, on the third floor of Drysdale Student Center. Haughton also will speak at the luncheon. Those who plan to attend the luncheon must RSVP by Monday, November 5, and include the names of participants. To RSVP or for more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 434.544.8293 or .
Limited parking is available on campus and carpooling is encouraged.