BHCC Celebrates Veterans Day with Lt. Colonel Olga Custodio, USAF (Retired)
Turned away from flight school because she was a woman, Olga Custodio went on to break barriers (including the sound barrier) as the first Latina to complete United States Air Force military pilot training, first to become a USAF pilot, and later, as the first Latina commercial pilot for American Airlines. She also holds firsts for all women as the first woman flight instructor at two major Air Force bases. Living by the mantra, “querer es poder” (loosely translated to “where there’s a will there’s a way”), Custodio’s perseverance, fighting spirit, leadership abilities and passion for flying took her to where few women have gone before. Now retired, she continues to lead and inspire, championing STEM and motivating women and girls to pursue aviation and male-dominated professions.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Program begins at 1p.m.
Events for the week of November 5
Veterans Week Kick-Off Event - In honor of all veterans
Poetry reading 10:00 a.m. music to follow. Music continues at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, November 5 | D-Lounge
Thank You Veterans: Continental Breakfast
Open to all student veterans and faculty and staff who are veterans.
Monday-Friday, November 5-9 | Veterans Center, E234
Veterans Week Display
Nicole Lungo’s Band of Brothers Drawings
Monday-Friday, November 5-9 | C-Corridor, Second Floor
Library Veterans Day Display
Monday-Friday, November 5-9 | Library and Learning Commons, E300
Election Day 2018
Get out and vote! www.sec.state.ma.us/WhereDoIVoteMA
Tuesday, November 6
Veterans Center Ribbon Cutting
Visit the Veterans Center’s new location and learn more about the resources and services provided for our military-affiliated community here at BHCC. Light refreshments provided.
Tuesday, November 6, 1 p.m. | Veterans Center
Chat with a Veteran
Light refreshments provided.
Wednesday, November 7, 1 p.m. | D-Lounge
Open to all student veterans, but RSVP is required and is limited to the first 45 students. RSVP now!
Thursday, November 8, 12:15 p.m. | Culinary Arts Dining Room
Boston River Run
Proceeds benefit the Andrew Graham Semper Fi Fund. Learn more at bostonriverrun.com.
Sunday, November 11, 9 a.m. | 1255 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston MA