MCC to host virtual Veterans Day program on Thursday


OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – In a press release, the Metropolitan Community College announced it will be hosting a virtual Veterans Day program to honor all veterans on Thursday, November 11 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The program will feature keynote speaker Horace Dawson, Ph.D., former Ambassador to Botswana and founder of the Howard University Center for International Affairs. Each year, the MCC honors veterans and their sacrifices through a special program.

To attend, visit zoom.us/94094700480 at the scheduled start time.

About Horace Dawson

In 1962 Dawson joined the Foreign Service, working as a Cultural Affairs Officer in Uganda and Nigeria, then as Director of the United States News Agency in Liberia. From 1973 to 1977, Dawson held an important position as director of all American news and cultural programs in Africa. Dawson subsequently became Embassy Counselor for Public Affairs and Director of American Information and Cultural Programs in the Philippines, where he remained until 1979. In that year, he was appointed Ambassador to Botswana by President Jimmy Carter. As an ambassador, he worked to end apartheid in South Africa. Returning to the United States in 1983, Dawson remained in the State Department until his retirement in 1989. He then joined the faculty at Howard University and was appointed director of the public affairs program. In 1993 Dawson established the Center for International Affairs at Howard University and in 1997 also became the director of this program.

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