New and returning MTSU student veterans participated Wednesday (Jan. 9) in the spring 2019 “newcomers briefing” provided by the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center.
Ten new MTSU students and family members attended the session, which was held in the James Union Building.
The briefing is to ensure veterans and their families are up to speed on campus resources, said Hilary Miller, center director.
Miller spoke to the group along with Keith M. Huber, senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives.
Campus personnel and resources included John Bautch from military science, Ray Wiley from the Campus Recreation Center, Shane Smith from the center’s Transition Home Office that links students to potential jobs and careers, other university departments and various veterans center staff members.
A relatively new partner off-campus for the Daniels Veterans Center is The Family Center, which was represented by Atarah Abdullah-Muhammad and Dr. Natalie Hoskins. The Murfreesboro-based organization’s mission is breaking multi-generational cycles of child abuse, neglect and trauma.
The event included a free meal, which was catered by MT Dining/Aramark.
MTSU has more than 300 combined undergraduate and graduate programs.
— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)