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Inaugural Veteran Education Academy to be Hosted at Austin Peay State University

Friday, March 06, 2015 | 08:44am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder in partnership with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), Drive to 55, the Governor’s Veterans Education Task Force and Austin Peay State University will host the inaugural Veteran Education Academy.  

Senior campus leaders, student affairs personnel and student veteran organization representatives from more than 50 higher education institutions will attend the event with the objective of learning to support student veterans success in Tennessee.  The one day event will include presentations from Student Veterans of America, the American Council on Education and discussions to create or improve action plans to recruit, retain and support student veterans through to graduation.

WHO:              TDVA Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder,  Tennessee Promise Executive Director Mike Krause, Austin Peay State University President Alisa White and representatives from more than 50 higher education institutions

WHAT:           Inaugural Veteran Education Academy

WHEN:           Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m. (CDT)

WHERE:         Austin Peay State University, Morgan University Center, 601 College Street, Clarksville

For more information, visit the department’s web site at www.tn.gov/veteran, facebook/myTDVA or twitter @TNDVA.

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