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  • Veterans Appreciation PATRIOTS Tailgate

    Sep 17
    10:30AM – 12:00PM

    Ohio Dominican’s main campus
    Panther Field, stadium parking lot

  • University Advancement & Alumni Relations
    Open to Veteran Alumni & Students and guests

Veteran alumni and students, please save the date for our 2016 Veterans Appreciation PATRIOTS Tailgate in conjunction with our Panther football game against the Michigan Technological University Huskies.

Please join us at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 in the stadium parking lot for the free PATRIOTS Tailgate. Celebrate the success of your PATRIOTS Program, spend time with your fellow veterans and cheer the Panthers to victory during their football home opener against the Michigan Technological University Huskies. Kickoff is at noon. Veteran and active-duty military alumni and students, and one guest will receive complimentary tickets to the game. 

RSVP by Sept. 10, via email to Kyrsten Stenerson of call 614-251-4458.

About this year's tailgate:
Our honorary captains this year are Dr. R.W. Carstens and Mark Kelnhofer ‘93/’05 (MBA).

Carstens is the longest serving member of our faculty and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Dr. Carstens has been a strong advocate for and supporter of veterans at ODU.

Kelnhofer received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from ODU and has served as an adjunct professor at ODU since 2007, and is a founding member of the Patriots Program Advisory Committee. Kelnhofer served on active duty in the US Army from 1985 to 1988 and in the Ohio National Guard from 1989 to 1993.

During the tailgate, Football Head Coach Kelly Cummings will join us. We’ll enjoy music performed by a Scottish piper and the ODU marching band. Military veteran alumni will receive commemorative PATRIOTS Program coins. You'll also learn about our new programs, The Legacy Legion and the Student Veteran Association, established to engage with and recognize our veteran alumni and students. 

You won’t want to miss our halftime program. A military color guard will present the colors and the marching band will play the four service songs


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Here are photos from our 2015 Veterans Appreciation PATRIOTS Tailgate:


ODU 2015 PATRIOTS Tailgate