JBU Welcomes Retired National Guard Col. Anita Deason to Speak

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas (Dec. 1, 2017) – John Brown University welcomes Col. Anita Deason, retired National Guard Colonel and current military affairs liaison for Arkansas Senator John Boozman, to speak on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Jones Recital Hall. Deason will discuss the principles of leadership to ignite innovation, enforce duty and motivate her staff through her experience working in the military and public service. 

Deason served in the military for 33 years transitioning from a variety of command and staff assignments, including detachment commander, company commander and ultimately Colonel. Throughout her career, Deason has earned numerous decorations and awards such as Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and the Arkansas Commendation Medal.

The event, facilitated by Dr. Preston Jones, JBU associate professor of history, is free and open to the public.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top ranked regional university (U.S. News Best Colleges, 2018), JBU enrolls more than 2,500 students from 41 states and 50 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, online and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 40 majors, with top programs including business administration, graphic design, engineering, construction management, counseling, teacher education and nursing.


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