College of the Ozarks to hold 9/11 Memorial Ceremony


Media Contact: Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Cell: (417) 365-2727
Email: [email protected]

Publish Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — On Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at 9 a.m., College of the Ozarks will hold a special ceremony to commemorate the lives of those who perished during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The ceremony will be held at the Lest We Forget 9/11 Memorial located next to the C of O Fire Department on James Forsythe Drive on the College of the Ozarks campus.
The public is invited to attend.
“Everything we do is to remember the fallen,” said Bryan Cizek, director of patriotic activities. “It is important that we never forget the lives lost on that day. We are getting further removed in time from this tragic incident. Many of our students are too young to even remember. Sixteen years ago, they were two to four years old. It is vitally important that we continue to host memorial services such as this to honor those who died on Sept. 11, 2001.”
The ceremony will include music from the College of the Ozarks Concert Band, the raising of the 9/11 National Remembrance Flag, and remarks from Dr. Marci Linson, vice president for patriotic activities and dean of admissions for the College.
For additional information, contact Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman, at (417) 690-2212.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including a No. Best Value Regional College in the Midwest ranking by U.S. News and World Report for 2017. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center—the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility—was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2017. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.