Veterans News

New UT Student Veterans Resource Center to Open

The Veterans Resource Center is scheduled to open during the 2016-2017 academic year on the ground floor of John C. Hodges Library. While the location is being completed, a temporary space will open later this month in Dunford Hall Room 2417.

Remembering Our Fallen: State’s New Veterans Memorial Displayed on Campus

The newly unveiled Remembering Our Fallen memorial for Tennessee soldiers who died in the line of duty has arrived at UT, where it will be displayed during November and will be part of the campus’ fifth annual National Day of Remembrance and Roll Call event on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11.

Veterans Resource Team Offers Poppies to Wear

UT’s Veterans Resource Team will distribute 1,500 Buddy Poppies for faculty, staff, and students to wear the week of Memorial Day, May 25–29. Last year, the group gave out 1,000 poppies with more than 500 additional requests.

Student Veteran Who Aided in Somali Pirate Rescue Now Works with UT Vets

Five years ago, as a US Navy petty officer on the USS Bainbridge, Melina Gardner—now a UT senior in sociology—found herself in the middle of a four-day standoff between the Navy and Somali pirates during the now-famous rescue of the ship’s captain Richard Phillips. As Veterans Day approaches, Gardner reflects on her experiences and how she now helps other veterans in the university’s Office of Veterans Affairs.