Veterans News

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.

Veteran Resource Center to Host Veterans Appreciation Luncheon

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.

U.S. News Recognizes UT in New Best Schools for Veterans List

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.

Veterans Resource Team Offers Poppies

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.