New and returning MTSU student veterans and their families are welcome to attend a “newcomers briefing” provided by the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center.
The event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in Hazelwood Dining Room of the James Union Building, 516 Alma Mater Drive. To find the location and parking, visit http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap.
The briefing is to ensure veterans and their families are up to speed 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 military-connected students, she said.
“The newcomers briefing is an opportunity for our new military-connected students to meet people who can absolutely make a difference in their academic career,” Miller said. “It is a chance to start out on the right foot and to stay on the right foot. It is an important event.”
The agenda includes:
• Dinner from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
• Welcome, introduction of staff and center’s mission, led by Keith M. Huber, senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives and retired U.S. Army lieutenant general.
• Veterans’ introductions.
• Current center programs and spring semester events, led by Miller.
• MTSU and the veterans’ relationship, led by Derek Frisby, veteran, MTSU alumnus and faculty member in the Global Studies and
Cultural Geography program in the College of Liberal Arts.
• Discovering campus resources (includes information about G.I. Bill, VetSuccess on Campus, tutoring and more).
• College challenge from Miller, emphasizing graduation and employment expectations.
Student veterans can RSVP for the event by emailing Teana Harle at Teana.Harle@mtsu.edu or call 615-904-8347.
MTSU has more than 240 combined undergraduate and graduate programs.
— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)