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New, returning MTSU student veterans invited to Aug. 18 ‘Newcomers Briefing’

New and returning MTSU 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 catered by Aramark, will be held starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, in the Tom H. Jackson Building’s Cantrell Hall, 628 Alma Mater Drive. Masks are recommended, but not required.

Daniels Veterans Center Director Hilary Miller, right, meets Richard Kanagie during a “Newcomers Briefing” in the James Union Building. The fall 2022 briefing gathering will be held Thursday, Aug. 18, in the Tom H. Jackson Building’s Cantrell Hall. (MTSU file photo by Eric Sutton)
Daniels Veterans Center Director Hilary Miller, right, meets Richard Kanagie in January 2019 during the spring semester “newcomers briefing” in the James Union Building. He is a sophomore in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences. This year’s briefing will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, in the Tom H. Jackson Building’s Cantrell Hall. (MTSU file photo by Eric Sutton)

Organizers request new and returning student veterans and their families make their reservation by emailing Elizabeth Wilburn at Elizabeth.Wilburn@mtsu.edu.

Keith M. Huber, MTSU senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives
Keith M. Huber
Dr. Hilary Miller, director, Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center
Dr. Hilary Miller

“We are excited to welcome our new students and their families to campus,” said Hilary Miller, center director. “This is such a wonderful event. We get to meet, eat good barbecue and ensure everyone starts off on the right foot. The Daniels Center is all about military-connected students’ academic success.”

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, senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives, will speak during the event. 

MTSU’s fall semester begins Monday, Aug. 22.

— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)

MTSU student Will Johnson, left, of Martin, Tenn., learns more about the upcoming “Newcomers Briefing” for student veterans and their families from Elizabeth Wilburn, office manager in the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center. The event will be held starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, in the Tom H. Jackson Building’s Cantrell Hall on campus. (MTSU file photo by Andy Heidt)
MTSU student Will Johnson, left, of Martin, Tenn., learns more about the upcoming “Newcomers Briefing” for student veterans and their families from Elizabeth Wilburn, office manager in the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center. The event will be held starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, in the Tom H. Jackson Building’s Cantrell Hall on campus. (MTSU file photo by Andy Heidt)

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