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  • A memorial built to honor MTSU's veterans and to raise awareness in the MTSU community

Upcoming Events and News

Upcoming Events

We have some great upcoming opportunities for MTSU military and veteran students and their families.

3 August (10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) -- Graduating Veterans Stole Ceremony for Class of Summer 2016 
Location: Tom H. Jackson Building
Check in at 9:30 a.m.
17 August (5 p.m.-8 p.m.) -- Newcomer Briefing 
Location: Tom H. Jackson Building

21 August (2 p.m.) -- University Convocation 
Location: Murphy Center
Convocation starts at 2 p.m., but arrive and be in Gym 1 at 1:30 p.m.
The keynote speaker is Rajiv Chandrasekaran, the author of the MTSU summer reading book, For Love of Country: What our veterans can teach us about citizenship, heroism, and sacrifice.  Student veterans can RSVP for floor seating.  Don't forget to bring your MTSU ID card!

24 August (2 p.m.-4 p.m.) -- Veterans Study Skills Workshop
Location: Tom H. Jackson Building

11 September (Time TBA) -- 9/11 Remembrance
Location: Tom H. Jackson Building

Academic Success Series
1-hour "How To" workshops are held by the University College Advising Center each term and are designed to help you become a successful student.


MTSU welcomes almost 100 Civil Air Patrol cadets for training

June 6, 2016 
"Almost 100 cadets from the Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol are spending the week on the MTSU campus for the U.S. Air Force auxiliary’s weeklong annual training encampment. The cadets, ranging in age from 12 to 21, are living in campus residence halls, attending special presentations by the university on aerospace and leadership and learning military drill and customs during the encampment. It is the first time the Tennessee Wing has held its annual training for cadets on a university campus." For the full story, visit MTSU News.


"Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith Huber, MTSU’s senior advisor for veterans and leadership initiatives, speaks to Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol cadets June 6 during a session on leadership and service. Several training sessions are being conducted for cadets during the weeklong Tennessee Wing Encampment held on the MTSU campus. (MTSU photo by Andrew Oppmann)"

NPT’s first story for this round of Veterans Coming Home featuring United States Marine Corps veteran and recent MTSU graduate Sean Martin

June 3, 2016
"Using prose and poetry to bridge the civilian / military divide? United States Marine Corps veteran and recent MTSU graduate Sean Martin shares how fellow students at the MTSU Veterans and Military Family Center and Writer Corps helped him find community and a renewed sense of purpose. This video from NPT kicks off a new round of stories for the national public media series Veterans Coming Home. Look out for more stories striving to connect civilians and veterans, break down stereotypes and broaden our sense of what it means to serve at"

VA-MTSU alliance earns national acclaim for serving student vets

June 1, 2016
"A partnership between MTSU and the local VA facility in support of student veterans has earned national honors from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Tennessee Valley Healthcare System teamed up with MTSU to provide comprehensive VA benefits and health care services to student veterans. VA staffers have offices in the veterans center, which is located inside MTSU’s Keathley University Center in the heart of the campus, and veterans can stop in anytime to see trained staff about their mental health care, education and other VA health care services and benefits." For the full story, visit MTSU News. You can also visit the Daily News Journal for more information.

Name Change: now the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center

April 28, 2016
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee held a private dinner with Charlie and Hazel Daniels at his residence April 26, 2016. That evening he announced the new naming of the Veterans and Military Family Center for Charlie and his wife.  Visit MTSU Sidelines for the full story.  

President McPhee and Charlie Daniels

"Charlie Daniels and his wife, Hazel, along with the directors of The Journey Home Project, present a $70,000 check to MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee to support the Veterans and Military Family Center after a dinner April 26, 2016 at the President's Residence. The project has donated $120,000 to the center since it opened in November 2015.  (Photo: Andrew Oppmann)"


Useful links

  • The Helping Heroes Grant is a $1,000 per semester grant, awarded to students who successfully completes twelve (12) or more semester hours with no failing grade as the final grade for the course. The student shall receive $500 per semester for successfully completing six (6) to eleven (11) semester hours with no failing grade as a final grade for the course. The student shall not receive an award if enrolled in fewer than six (6) semester hours.
  • The National Resource Directory provides access to over 10,000 services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. The VA is proud to assure their users they can trust the content as resources are reviewed regularly by a content management team that includes several Veterans and subject matter experts.

    A few features of the new Web site include a faster, more robust search engine; a Bookmark & Share capability for use with social media tools; and an "In the News"; feature that provides links to news and updates about Wounded Warrior and Veterans issues. Also included on the site is an expanded Homeless Assistance section where users can find information on a variety of programs and benefits.

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