On November 8, 2018 over 300 veterans and community members attended the 21st annual Veterans Day Celebration hosted by the University of Central Arkansas (UCA). This celebration honored all veterans in the U.S. Armed Forces, and celebrated the 50th year of the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at UCA, as well as the 100th year of D-Day. During the ceremony, the UCA Veterans Day Scholarship and the Tidwell UCA Veterans Scholarship were awarded to two full time UCA student veterans.
Over 20 companies and organizations were present at the event to assist Veterans in the community with potential job opportunities and other available services, including the Central Arkansas Workforce Development Area (CAWDA). CAWDA staff excitedly informed veterans of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program as well as the priority of services available to veterans that are interested in participating in the program.