New, returning MTSU student veterans invited to Jan. 16 'Newcomers Briefing'

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Daniels Veterans Center Director Hilary Miller, right, meets Richard Kanagie in January 2019 during the spring semester "newcomers briefing" in the James Union Building. He is a sophomore in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences. This year's briefing will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, in the Tom H. Jackson Building's Cantrell Hall. (MTSU file photo by Eric Sutton)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- New and returning MTSU student veterans and their families are welcome to attend a "newcomers briefing" hosted by the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center.

The event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, in Cantrell Hall inside the Tom H. Jackson Building, 628 Alma Mater Drive.

The event is free.


"The briefing is an orientation customized for our military-connected students and their families. It will focus 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 student veterans and their families, she said.


"Our objective is to make them aware of on-campus contacts for all offices that can help them be successful," Miller said. "We want them to know the center's staff, be connected to us and meet and know other student veterans."

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber, senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives, will speak during the event.

Dress is casual. Dinner featuring slow-roasted turkey breast, vegetable, salad and more will be provided.


Organizers request new and returning student veterans and their families make their reservation by emailing Elizabeth Wilburn at

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