Veterans News

Veterans Pre-College Program Offers Help to Local Military Vets

The Veterans Pre-College Program, funded by the US Department of Education and sponsored by UT’s College Access and Persistence Services Outreach Center, provides free assistance to area veterans who want to attend UT or another school.

Sight Unseen: Army Vet Chooses UT Because of Commander’s Rave Reviews

Rachel Danneker

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.

New Veterans Resource Center Is Open

Veterans Resource Center

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.

New Veterans Resource Center Nears Completion

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.

Poetic Justice: Graduating Veteran Finds Satisfaction, Solace in Writing Verse

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.