University of California, San Diego


November 4, 2008

ALL AT UCSD (including UC San Diego Medical Center)

SUBJECT:    UC San Diego Veterans Association Annual Recognition Ceremony

I am pleased to announce the Ninth Annual UC San Diego Veterans Association Recognition Ceremony and encourage students, faculty and staff to attend this event, which honors veterans and the men and women in our Armed Forces. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in UC San Diego's Natural Sciences Building, first floor conference room, and is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony. Please join the Veterans Association at UC San Diego for this very special event.

This year's ceremony will acknowledge the dedication and contributions of the women of the Armed Forces. Honored guests include United States Navy Rear Admiral Christine Hunter and the 2008 UC San Diego Veteran of the Year, John Will.

To support the Veterans Association Recognition Ceremony, I am approving one hour of administrative leave with pay so that employees may attend the event. Therefore, supervisors may grant employees one hour of administrative leave to attend the Ceremony, when the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required duties or patient care.

Inquiries regarding the event or requests for a sign interpreter may be directed to Karen Roberts Gardner, Chair of the Veterans Association at UC San Diego, at (858) 534-5784 or krgardner@ucsd.edu.

I hope that each of you can join us as we remember the contributions of all veterans, and to acknowledge the veterans who are members of the UC San Diego community.

Marye Anne Fox