Two staff members in the Department of History, both of whom lost their military sons in Iraq, were among the Gold Star families invited to the White House.
Some 90 alumni veterans returned to UT over the weekend for a reunion.
Four UT veterans—two students, a campus librarian, and the UT police chief—were surprised November 17 with one of the warmest honors veterans can receive: a handcrafted quilt from the Quilts of Valor Foundation.
Several hundred people—many of them student and alumni veterans—gathered November 17 to celebrate the grand opening of UT’s Veteran Resource Center in John C. Hodges Library.
As a child, Rosemary Mariner lost herself in books about aviation. She fell in love with all things airplanes and decided she wanted to make her living flying them.
The Veterans Pre-College Program, funded by the US Department of Education and sponsored by UT’s College Access and Persistence Services Outreach Center, provides free assistance to area veterans who want to attend UT or another school.
“Close your eyes. Imagine what a veteran looks like,” said Linda Hinkle. “Rarely would someone imagine a female.”
From aiding efforts in Japan after the 2011 tsunami as a US Navy diver to tutoring fellow student veterans at UT, Alex Weber has always had a desire to serve and help others.
UT will dedicate its new Veterans Resource Center on the ground floor of Hodges Library at 10 a.m. Friday, November 17.
The UT Police Department recently trained its first group of officers in a program designed to help them identify and assist student veterans in crisis.
US Army veteran and incoming sophomore Rachel Danneker decided to become a Volunteer even though she’d never set foot on our campus before. Danneker joins a growing population of veterans and active-duty service members who enjoy a range of services and a supportive network that helps them transition to college life.
UT has long been recognized as a great place for student veterans, and now the welcoming atmosphere is even warmer. The campus’s new Veterans Resource Center on the ground floor of Hodges Library is open.