US Army veteran and incoming sophomore Rachel Danneker decided to become a Volunteer even though she’d never set foot on our campus before. Danneker joins a growing population of veterans and active-duty service members who enjoy a range of services and a supportive network that helps them transition to college life.
UT has long been recognized as a great place for student veterans, and now the welcoming atmosphere is even warmer. The campus’s new Veterans Resource Center on the ground floor of Hodges Library is open.
The campus’s new Veterans Resource Center is now open. Located on the ground floor of Hodges Library, across from One Stop, the center features quiet study areas, a common room with microwave and refrigerator access, and a meeting area for veteran organizations. It also provides a venue for student veterans to meet one-on-one with veteran coordinators.
As a poet and military veteran, MFA candidate Jeb Herrin has found success—and solace—drawing on his five years as a medic with the third infantry division during Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. Herrin, who will participate in the graduate hooding ceremony on Thursday, has won awards for his poetry and had his work published several journals and an anthology. His thesis is a compilation of war poems.
UT’s Veteran Resource Center will celebrate the campus’s veterans and active duty service members by hosting a Veterans Day luncheon and launching a new monthly electronic newsletter. Students, faculty, and staff who are veterans or active military will receive invitations by email to the November 11 luncheon and should RSVP.
UT has been recognized for its strong support for veterans and their families in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report list of Best Colleges for Veterans released today. UT is 31st among all public universities and 66th among all public and private colleges and universities. That’s a rise of eighteen spots since last year.
Student veterans will have a new Veterans Resource Center to use this fall.
The Veterans Resource Team will distribute 1,000 Buddy Poppies for faculty, staff and students to wear the week preceding Memorial Day, May 23-27.
Vol Fighters, the UT student veterans group, is hosting a weeklong film series beginning on Monday, April 11. The films will be shown in Room 210 of the Alumni Memorial Building.
UT’s Veterans Services Coordinator Jayetta Rogers appeared on WBIR’s series “Service and Sacrifice” hosted by John Becker to discuss the new Veterans Resource Center opening in Hodges Library in the 2016–17 academic year.