November 5, 2012

ALL AT UCSD (Including UCSD Medical Center)

SUBJECT:    UC San Diego Veterans Association Annual Recognition Celebration

I am pleased to announce the 13th Annual UC San Diego Veterans Association Recognition Ceremony at which our faculty, staff and students will honor veterans and the members of our Armed Forces.

The ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 8, 2012, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. in UC San Diegoís Supercomputer Center Auditorium. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served immediately following the celebration. Our UCSD Veteran of the Year, Carlos Molina, will be honored and each veteran in attendance will be recognized.

This yearís celebration will acknowledge the dedication and contributions of our military and veteran groundbreakers and trailblazers. Honored guests include Deputy Secretary of CalVets, Mark Lennon, UCSD Alumni and US Army Veteran who will give the Welcome Address and present UCSD with a proclamation from the Governorís office, USMC Retired Lieutenant Colonel Jack Harkins from the United Veterans Council, Veterans Week San Diego, and member of the Board of Directors for the San Diego Veterans Museum & Memorial Center will be the Guest Speaker.

To support the Veterans Association Recognition Celebration, I am approving one hour of administrative leave with pay. I ask supervisors to allow employees to attend as long as 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 Billiekai Boughton, Chair of the Veterans Association at UC San Diego, at (858) 822-5450 or

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

Pradeep Khosla