ST. PAUL, Minn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Metropolitan State University is proud to announce the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Proclamation Ceremony on Oct. 17, 2013, honoring former student and Alumnus of the Year General Frank J. Grass.
“What I learned at Metro State transitioned me to get ready to work at the executive level”
Established by the Minnesota National Guard, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is an inclusive program that will further Metropolitan State’s mission to provide student veterans and active military personnel with community support, training, access to services, and the resources to further personal and professional goals.
“We’re extremely proud not only to award General Grass as Alumnus of the Year, but also have the opportunity to witness the proclamation of his Alma Mater as a Yellow Ribbon Company,” said Dr. Sue K. Hammersmith, Metropolitan State President. “Our veteran’s services department is a robust and active part of who we are, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome General Grass and our local elected officials to our campus to recognize the support we provide our military community.”
In the company of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Major General Richard C. Nash, General Grass will address students and the veterans department in proclamation of Metropolitan State as the newest Yellow Ribbon Company. This event will recognize the university’s hard work to support service members, military families and veterans, while sustaining a high standard of academic excellence.
A proud graduate of the Metropolitan State class of ‘85, General Frank J. Grass currently serves as the National Guard Bureau’s 27th Chief.
“What I learned at Metro State transitioned me to get ready to work at the executive level,” stated Grass.
The four-star general will speak at a 5 p.m. program at Metropolitan State’s campus in the university Auditorium, with reception in the Great Hall to follow.
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