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Public, MTSU community invited to April 24 Stole C...

Public, MTSU community invited to April 24 Stole Ceremony

The general public and MTSU community are invited to the upcoming 13th Stole Ceremony for 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 24, in the second-floor atrium of the Miller Education Center, 503 Bell St., in Murfreesboro.

Jay Strobino and David Corlew

MTSU student-veteran and graduating senior Jay Strobino, left, receives the Journey Award in December 2018 from David Corlew, co-founder of The Journey Home Project nonprofit organization with country music entertainer Charlie Daniels. Strobino, who received a Silver Star Medal for injuries he received in combat, graduated from MTSU with guidance from the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center. (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

Student veterans will receive a special red stole to be worn during the 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, commencement ceremonies in Murphy Center.

Daniels Veterans Center logoA center official said 115 student veterans are scheduled to graduate in May.

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

Special Veterans Leadership and Journey awards will be presented to individuals during the ceremony.

Dr. Hilary Miller is the center director. For more information, call 615-904-8347.


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