The general public and campus community are invited to the first MTSU Faculty/Staff Stole Ceremony, which will be held starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the second-floor atrium at the Miller Education Center, 503 Bell St., in Murfreesboro.
The ceremony is a way for the university “to recognize all of those who have served (students, families, faculty and staff),” said Hilary Miller, director of the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center.
“The culture of this university is one that values all service,” Miller added. “We believe it is important for our military-connected students. It is our hope that it is helpful to the transition process to know there are people in leadership roles who are also veterans. Ceremonies like this draw attention to those across the university who have served our country.”
Miller said the ceremony will be held annually as a prelude to the MTSU Salute to Veterans and Armed Forces game, with events taking place Saturday, Nov. 16, on campus. For more information about “Salute” activities, visit www.goblueraiders.com.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, Provost Mark Byrnes and Keith M. Huber, senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives at MTSU and a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, will be leading the ceremony along with Miller.
For more information about the stole ceremony, call 615-904-8347. The veterans center serves about 1,000 veterans and their family members.
MTSU has more than 300 combined undergraduate and graduate programs.
— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)