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Richland College President Assists in Creation of Commemorative Ceramic Poppies for Veterans Day Event

Richland President Kay Eggleston and ceramics faculty member Jen Rose create ceramic poppies.

Richland College president Kathryn K. Eggleston, Ph.D. (left) creates a ceramic poppy with ceramics professor Jen Rose (right). Richland College students, faculty and staff have been creating 5,171 ceramic poppies that will be displayed lakeside on campus and dedicated on Veterans Day. Each poppy represents a Texas soldier killed in World War I. Poppies will go on sale after Veterans Day, with proceeds benefiting Puppies Behind Bars, an organization that trains inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans. Photo by Keenan Cobb.