Every year, Penn State honors the service and sacrifice of military service members, veterans and their families with its annual Military Appreciation Week. This year, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences is offering free professional portraits for military members, veterans and ROTC members.
The photo sessions are scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. Both photo sessions will be held in 224 Steidle Building on the University Park campus. No registration is necessary.
Tom Motel, a U.S. Army retired colonel and laboratory supervisor in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, came up with the idea as a service to current and former military members, and Lee Kump, John Leone Dean in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, thought it would be a nice way for the college to honor members of the military.
“The professional portraits will make a great business head shot or gift. Portraits can be taken in uniform or business attire,” said Motel.
Penn State’s eighth annual Military Appreciation Week officially kicks off on Nov. 8 with a series of festivities, spanning Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11, and culminating with the annual Military Appreciation Game at Beaver Stadium on Nov. 16.
Photos will be sent to participants during the week of Nov. 18.