Author Luis Carlos Montalván at KCC for free event Nov. 25

A promotional image featuring author Luis Montalvan and his dog Tuesday; the author is speaking at campus.

Kellogg Community College will host a public lecture from U.S. Army veteran and New York Times bestselling author Luis Carlos Montalván on Nov. 25.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the College’s newly renovated Binda Performing Arts Center, on campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek.

A highly decorated retired U.S. Army captain and award-winning writer, Montalván is the author of the memoir “Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him” and the children’s book “Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog.” Both books focus on the relationship between Montalván and his service dog Tuesday, a golden retriever who helped him recover from physical and psychological wounds that lingered after his return home from two tours in Iraq.

Montalván and Tuesday regularly appear for speaking engagements as well as on various local, national and global media outlets, including NPR, CNN, C-SPAN and The Late Show with David Letterman. Tuesday will accompany Montalván for the KCC event.

The lecture is just one of several events and activities held as part of Veterans Month this month at KCC. Other initiatives include a Veterans Art Exhibit to be shown in the College’s library through Nov. 26; a Veterans Day Celebration held Nov. 11; a job fair event held Nov. 17; and a Fitness Challenge event held Nov. 20.

For more information, contact Holly McKee, director of Support Services at KCC, at or 269-965-4150 or visit

For more information about Montalván, visit his website at

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