Upcoming Events


VA Benefits for Summer Classes - Workshop

VA Benefits Workshop


The Blue Raider Veterans Book Club

Program: We will provide reading materials for those interested in reflecting on military experience and culture and who want to participate in reading and reflecting upon the reading on a specific date.  

Participants: Anyone interested in reading about military experiences, self-enrichment books, and how we are more alike than dislike (veterans non-military) will find themselves at home in this group. These selected works may be available in paper or audio versions if needed. If you desire a version of a book other than in paper form, please state the format you request if you are interested.  

Time and Place: All meetings will be in the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center.  Meetings will be monthly and run from approximately 11:45am- 12:45pm, with food generously donated. 

Meeting and Book: February 22, 2017 - Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger (192 pages; see TED Talk Presentation for an overview of content).

Please respond by 3 Feb in order to participate.

Book Cover 

 

Annual Events


9/11 Remembrance Ceremony 

9/11 Remembrance

Photos from previous 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony


Salute to Veterans and Armed Services

Each year, the Daniels Center, in conjunction with MTSU Football, hosts the Salute to Veterans and Armed Services as a way to pay tribute to U.S. veterans and current active-duty personnel. The day consists of the veterans memorial service, picnic, Vets Village, the Dr. Joe Nunley Award, and the Halftime Salute Parade. The most recent Salute to Veterans and Armed Services, held on November 5th, marked 35th years of tradition. For the event's 35th year anniversary, Gulf War veterans were honored at the Veterans Memorial Service, lifelong friends Bob Lamb and Bud Morris (pictured below) were the co-recipients of the Dr. Joe Nunley Award, and veterans from every branch of the military marched across Horace Jones Field in the Halftime Salute Parade. 
 

Bob Lamb and Bud Morris at the 2016 Salute to Veterans


Graduating Student-Veteran Stole Ceremony

The most recent stole ceremony was held on November 28th and recognized nearly 25 of the 90 student-veterans who graduated on December 10, 2016.

MTSU began to honor its graduating veterans with a formal Stole Ceremony starting with the first ceremony in May 2015. The student-veterans receive red stoles to wear during the university’s commencement ceremonies. “The Stole Ceremony demonstrates a clear commitment to recognize and appreciate the selfless service and sacrifice of our veterans and their precious families,” said Huber. “This stole ceremony will become a tradition symbolizing academic achievement and service.”

The next Stole Ceremony will be held in April to honor student-veterans graduating in spring 2017.

August 2016 Stole Ceremony

Pictured above is graduating student-veteran Anthony Jimcoily of Murfreesboro, shown second from left, who is joined by MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee (far left), interim Provost Mark Byrnes (second from right) and Keith M. Huber, senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives and retired U.S. Army lieutenant general (far right), during the fifth Graduating Veterans Stole Ceremony in the Tom H. Jackson Building Aug. 3.

Photos from previous Stole Ceremony