Retired Colonel Nathaniel “Nate” Todd will be the guest speaker during the Veteran’s Day Celebration scheduled for noon Thursday, November 9, at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The University began a formal ceremony in 2016 to honor local veterans. UAPB was designated a 2017 Military Friendly Gold status campus and is only one of three schools in the state with that distinction.
Veteran’s Day activities will be held in the STEM building on the first floor and vendors in the lobby with booths for veteran’s benefits. An indoor picnic will follow the formal ceremony.
The speaker, Colonel Todd, is a Pine Bluff native. Prior to his retirement in October 2016, he served as Director of the Health Financial Policy Office of the United States Army’s Surgeon General in Falls Church, Virginia. Colonel Todd was recently appointed the director of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs by Governor Asa Hutchinson.