New, returning MTSU student-veterans invited to Ja...

New, returning MTSU student-veterans invited to Jan. 11 ‘Newcomers Briefing’

New and returning Middle Tennessee State University 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, which is free and includes a warm winter welcome dinner, will be held starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in the Miller Education Center’s second floor atrium, 503 E. Bell St.

Dr. Hilary Miller, director, Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center
Dr. Hilary Miller

Organizers request new and returning student-veterans and their families make their reservation by emailing DeAnne Hathaway at or call 615-904-8002.

“We are excited to welcome a new group of military-connected students to MTSU,” said Hilary Miller, center director. “While the Newcomers Briefing is always a valuable way to begin the semester, I think it is particularly important for the spring term. 

“Starting a new school in January can be challenging. Attending the Newcomers Briefing is a great way to ensure that you are squared away and ready for the academic mission that lies ahead. Family and friends are welcome.” 

Daniels Veterans Center logo

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

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

Various community and MTSU partners will have information to share at the event. The Student Veterans of America MTSU B.R.A.V.O. Chapter will also have a presence.

MTSU’s spring semester begins Tuesday, Jan. 16.

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