Newcomers check-in

New and returning MTSU student veterans and their families are welcome to attend a “newcomers briefing” provided by the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center.

The event, which is free, will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in Hazelwood Dining Room of the James Union Building, 516 Alma Mater Drive. To find the location and parking, visithttp://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap.

The briefing is to ensure veterans and their families are up to speed on-campus resources, said Hilary Miller, center director.

Miller and her staff are targeting new-to-MTSU student veterans and family members, but it is open to all military-connected students, she said.

“The newcomers briefing is an opportunity for our new military-connected students to meet people who can absolutely make a difference in their academic career,” Miller said. “It is a chance to start out on the right foot and to stay on the right foot. It is an important event.”

The agenda includes:

  • Dinner from5:30 to 6 p.m.
  • Welcome, an introduction of staff and center’s mission, led by Keith M. Huber, senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives and retiredU.S. Army lieutenant general.
  • Veterans’ introductions.
  • Current center programs and spring semester events, led by Miller.
  • MTSU and the veterans’ relationship, led by Derek Frisby, a veteran, MTSU alumnus and faculty member in the Global Studies and Cultural Geography program in the College of Liberal Arts.
  • Discovering campus resources (includes information about G.I. Bill, VetSuccess on Campus, tutoring and more).
  • College challenge from Miller, emphasizing graduation and employment expectations.

Student veterans can RSVP for the event by emailing Teana Harle at [email protected] or call 615-904-8347.

MTSU has more than 240 combined undergraduate and graduate programs.