MTSU Daniel's Center for Veterans
By: MTN Reporter Hope Scott, Cheyana Avilla, Sarah Oppmann and Haley Perkins
This Veteran's Day we want to highlight the Middle Tennessee State University Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center.
The Daniels Center opened November 5th, 2015 in the Keathley University Center on MTSU's campus. General Keith Huber along with the Daniels Center community strives to support and encourage veterans as they readjust to civilian life.
In order to best assist the veterans, they created the "E" Mission.
1. Enroll military-connected students
2. Encourage them while here
3. Find employment
4. Educate the MTSU community
5. Expand the veteran education knowledge base
Roselyn Pickens is an on-campus MTSU student who is married to James Pickens, a former nuclear technician in the U.S. Navy. The Daniels Center has been a huge help to both her as a student and her husband, who is not enrolled as a student.
"They've helped me with anything concerning my education, even if it's not VA-related," she said."They've also helped me find disability services for my husband, because we live on campus, and he's disabled from his time in the service."
The Daniels Center has worked to educate and build a relationship with James even though he's not a student.
If you're a veteran who is looking to get a college degree or searching for a support system, you can find the Daniels Center at the KUC or online at mtsu.edu/military.
You can also support the Daniels Center or the Veteran's Memorial by going to mtsu.edu/military/memorial.