Tuesday, July 26, 2016

[003] VA, MTSU celebrate national honor for student veterans partnership

MURFREESBORO — Officials with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System in Murfreesboro presented MTSU representatives with a special commendation certificate to celebrate a national honor announced in May.

Suzanne Jené, deputy health system director, gave a copy of a framed certificate of the Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Health Commendation presented to the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.

TVHS was one of three national winners of the 2016 Veterans Health Administration Community Partnership Challenge and earned the award for partnering with MTSU’s Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center to provide assistance to the university’s approximately 1,000 student veterans and family members.

Jené called it a “true partnership.” Dr. Hilary Miller, director of the Veterans Center, said center she directs “is unbelievable — one of the best in the country” and praised the “unique relationship we have with the VA.”

Keith M. Huber, MTSU senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives, said the VA-MTSU relationship “is so strategic in value in my mind.” He added “student veterans are as important as any population across our nation.”

To view the original story of the recognition, visit http://www.mtsunews.com/va-mtsu-earn-award/.

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