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Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project Celebrates 20 Years and Announces Annual Luncheon

The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project (WVHP) began with a luncheon in 1998 to honor the unrecognized military service of women, including many Woman's College (now UNCG) alumnae. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the WHVP and the 125th anniversary of UNCG, University Libraries will be celebrating the history of the WVHP and hearing from some of the veterans who are a part of the project.

Thanks to the generosity of Glenda Schillinger, UNCG alumna and U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps veteran, tickets to the November luncheon will be free. As always, the luncheon is open to the public and all are invited.

One of the primary focuses of the project is oral histories. This year, 17 new oral histories were added to the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, including those from Megan Mead, Rachel Puckett, Barbara Marshall, Deborah Branson, Kate Germano, Caroline Cleveland and Amanda Westfall Dayman.

The WVHP 20th anniversary luncheon will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 in the Alumni House at UNCG. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon begins at noon.

Parking will be provided in the Oakland Parking Deck. Shuttle service begins at 10:45 a.m. from the Forrest Street entrance of the Oakland Deck. If you have mobility issues, we are happy to make special arrangements for you. Contact Beth Ann Koelsch at or (336) 334-5838 to RSVP, for disability accommodations or more information.