Public, MTSU community invited to Stole Ceremony f...

Public, MTSU community invited to Stole Ceremony for spring student veteran grads

The general public and MTSU community are invited to the upcoming 10th Stole Ceremonyfor graduating student veterans.

The event, which is coordinated by the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center, will be held starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the second-floor atrium of the Miller Education Center, 503 Bell St., in Murfreesboro.

MTSU graduating student veteran Darrell Wright, right, shakes hands with David Corlew as Hilary Miller introduces the pair. Corlew is a board member and Journey Home Project co-founder along with legendary musician Charlie Daniels. The organization has provided $120,000 for the Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center that Miller directs. Wright graduated in December. The spring Stole Ceremony will start at 10 a.m. April 25. (MTSU file photo by J. Intintoli)

To view a campus map, which includes a special inset for the Miller Education Center near North Highland Avenue, visit

Made by Jostens, the red stole, with both veteran and MTSU logos, is awarded to graduating student-veterans.

Student veterans will receive a special red stole to be worn at the College of Graduate Studiescommencement Friday, May 4, and separate Saturday, May 5, graduations for undergraduates in Murphy Center.

About 30 student veterans will attend the Stole Ceremony. Approximately 130 student veterans are scheduled to graduate.

President Sidney A. McPhee, Provost Mark Byrnes and retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber, senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives, will share remarks.

Two first-time awards will be presented during the ceremony.

MTSUhas more than 240 combined undergraduate and graduate programs.

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