In honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host a variety of events between Nov. 7 and 12 to recognize and celebrate those who served and continue to serve.
UT announces an effort to establish an Armed Forces Memorial on campus.
UT will host a full schedule of activities to honor veterans all week. The events have been organized by the Veterans Success Center and the Division of Student Success.
“Taps,” the somber bugle call associated with military service, will be heard ringing across UT on the chimes of Ayres Hall on Monday, November 12, in celebration of Veterans Day. This year marks the 150th anniversary of “Taps,” and with it a new tradition will be born. UT’s Task Force in Support of Student Veterans
Bryce Edgeman has worked in Antarctica, New Zealand, and Japan. He’s 43 years old. And he’s a freshman at UT. Edgeman retired earlier this year after serving in the Navy for twenty-five years. He decided to use his military benefits to attend school at UT. He’d become at Vol fan while working as a rescue
Grad student. Loving father. Veteran. Twenty-five-year-old Douglas Oeser holds all these titles. Oeser is one of UT’s student veterans. He served the US Army in Afghanistan from 2007 to 2008 and again from 2009 to 2010. Oeser recalled that the transition from soldier to student wasn’t easy.
The number of military veterans and their dependents enrolling at UT has been increasing. University officials say there have been 799 student veterans or their dependents enrolled this year—a jump of more than 70 percent since 2009. Last fall, the university established the Task Force in Support of Student Veterans to better serve the veterans
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek thanks the 629 faculty, staff, and students who are active duty U.S. military, veterans, reservists, or members of the National Guard. Today our campus joins universities across the country in honoring the more than 6,300 American casualties of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001, in a day-long
When she was in the Navy, Melissa Watson was one of the first women trained to use hand-to-hand combat, if needed, during searches of foreign ships in a war zone. Watson finished eight years of military service in 2007 and is now at UT Knoxville working on her master’s degree in therapeutic recreation. She hopes
When Michael Steidl was in the US Army, he spent a considerable amount of time in Iraq—doing routine military work, overseeing construction projects, and eventually, advising senior Iraqi military officers. What Steidl saw in Iraq fueled his desire to study law with the hopes of becoming a state prosecutor. He is now working on his
Ligen Feller, 32, spent four years helping navigate an aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy. Once she finishes her master’s degree in social work at UT Knoxville, she hopes to help the military navigate the waters of social services. When she finishes school, she’d like to land a job with Veterans Affairs.
UT Knoxville will join more than 180 universities across the country on Friday, November 11, to honor the more than 6,300 American casualties of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001. The Remembrance Day National Roll Call will begin at 8:00 a.m. in Circle Park.