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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

May 07, 2019

School of the Ozarks seniors visit Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville

S of O students visit VA hospital in ArkansasStudents stand outside the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Back Row (L-R):Lt. Alex Williams, Olivia Vinton, Ben Black, Jack Carswell, Adin Hiebsch, Annabeth Williams, Brad Dolloff, Dean of School of the Ozarks 2nd Row (L-R): Josh Williams, Jendaya Lilly, Morgan Lundeen, Lizzie Gates 3rd Row (L-R): Jackson Bliss, C.J. Voerman, Lucy Watson, Leah Dolloff, Megumi Sinniah 4th Row (L-R):Espi Melendez, Abby Mutrux, Lexie Roberts, Autumn Alden Front Row (L-R): Mary Beth Porter, Emily Shafer, Lissey Polley, Jesslyn Ahrends, Elli Chase

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — School of the Ozarks seniors visited the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, a medical facility of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, on April 9, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Students were given a guided tour of the facility by Wanda Shull, public affairs officer for the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks. Shull explained to the students the importance of civic involvement and that one way to get involved is to vote and dialog with elected representatives.

“The purpose of the trip was to increase awareness of the sacrifices that have been made by our Veterans,” said Alex Williams, instructor of patriotic education for School of the Ozarks. “This opportunity enabled our students to partake in fellowship with these Veterans.”

Senior students participated in the trip as part of a patriotic education class all S of O students are required to take. This is the third trip to the medical facility in which S of O has participated.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2019 and No. 1 Best Bang for the Buck by Washington Monthly. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2019. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest workstation on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


05.07.19 – Abigail Wiley



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