Veterans Day Events

Honoring those veterans who served in the United States Military

Veterans Schedule of Events

  • 11-11:30am Ecumenical Service
  • 12-12:15pm Flagpole Ceremony
  • 1-4pm Guest Speaker Panel & Reception in Xavier Hall

Panel includes speakers from the greater southern Maine community and SJC alumni who will speak about their experience as a veteran.

Guest Panel Speakers

Bill Kenny
Steven Wallace
Debbie Kelly
Joanne McMahon
Tim Bailey ’84
Stephen Prescott

Bill Kenny is an international business consultant and retired career Air Force officer. The last five of his 22 years of service were in the role of Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence Countermeasures Officer in support of the National Intelligence Community, and as a special operations officer in support of the Gulf War in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Steven Wallace, president and executive director of the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce, is a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served in many different capacities, including helicopter aerial gunner, CH-53 Sea Stallion crew chief, instructor, inspector and personnel officer.

Debbie Kelly, the Maine director for the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, is a U.S. Navy veteran, serving as a Medical Service Corps officer in both stateside and overseas duty.

Joanne McMahon, an occupational health clinical instructor for the CAN and Diversified Health Program at Region 10 Vocational School in Brunswick, Maine, is a retired Navy Nurse Corps officer.

Tim Bailey ’84, senior intelligence officer with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis, has over 31 years of military service with the U.S. Marine Corps, 13 years of active duty and 18 years as a reservist.

Stephen Prescott, chaplain with the 368th Engineer Battalion out of Londonderry, N.H., has served in the military for 11 years, first as a carpentry/masonry specialists where he was deployed to Iraq for 15 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, then as a chaplain assistant and now as chaplain candidate.