Azusa Pacific University and Citrus College invite the community to pay tribute to the nation's military men and women at the Ninth Annual Saluting Our Veterans event on Thurs., Nov. 6, at 11 a.m., on the Citrus College Campus Center Mall, located at 1000 W. Foothill Blvd., in Glendora.

The program will include keynote addresses by Citrus College students Adrian Valenzuela and Mayra Marchington, musical entertainment by the 1940s-style singing group the Lindy Sisters, and, for the first time, APU’s ROTC will lead the presentation of colors.

APU’s veteran honoree is United States Air Force Reserve Chaplain, Colonel Rick Givens ’83, M.A. ’03, M.Div., director of the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. Givens has held many positions on campus including director of the Institute for Outreach Ministries for nine years. He has served as a reserve chaplain for more than 20 years.

Azusa Pacific University was again named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine for the 2014–15 school year, placing the university in the nation’s top 20 percent of military-friendly schools. APU was selected for this honor based on its continued success in providing military students with quality programs, discounts, scholarships, clubs, networking, and staff support.

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Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian university committed to God First and excellence in higher education. With 63 bachelor’s degrees, 43 master’s degrees, 18 certificates, 14 credentials, 8 doctoral programs, and 4 associate’s degrees, the university offers its more than 10,700 students a quality education on campus, online, and at six regional centers throughout Southern California.