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New, returning MTSU student veterans invited to Au...

New, returning MTSU student veterans invited to Aug. 23 newcomers briefing

New and returning MTSU student veterans and their families are welcome to attend a “newcomers briefing” hosted by the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center.

The event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, in the James Union Building, 516 Alma Mater Drive. To find the location and parking, visit

The Daniels Veterans Center's Shane Smith talks to the newcomers briefing crowd.

Shane Smith, right, tells the crowd attending the spring semester newcomers briefing in the JUB about connections they can make with future employers while they are student veterans on the path to graduation. (MTSU file photo by Eric Sutton)

Organizers request new and returning student veterans and their families make their reservation by emailing Teana Harle at

Dr. Hilary Miller

Dr. Hilary Miller

“The briefing is an orientation customized for our military-connected students and their families. It will focus on campus resources,” said Hilary Miller, center director.

Miller and her staff are targeting new-to-MTSU student veterans and family members, but it is open to all student vets and their families, she said.

“Our objective is to make them aware of on-campus contacts for all offices that can help them be successful,” Miller said. “We want them to know the center’s staff, be connected to us and meet and know other student veterans.”

Retired Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber, senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives, will speak during the event.

Dress is casual. A free barbecue dinner will be provided in the JUB’s Hazelwood Dining Room

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Retired Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber, standing right, MTSU senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives, addresses the audience attending a newcomers briefing in January in the James Union Building before the spring semester began. The fall semester newcomer briefing will be held starting at 5;30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. (MTSU file photo by Eric Sutton)

2018 fall newcomer briefing flyer