TN Veterans Education Transition Support (VETS) Campuses

Passed into law in 2014, the Tennessee Veterans Education Transition Support (VETS) Act establishes a program of recognition for higher education institutions which allocate resources for veterans’ successful transition from military service to college enrollment.

An institution receiving VETS Campus certification not only prioritizes outreach to veterans, but successfully delivers the services necessary to create a supportive environment where student veterans can prosper while pursuing their education.

Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Chattanooga
4501 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406

Renee Kennebrew, Coordinator-SCO, Veterans Services
Phone: (423) 697-2509
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 348

Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Crossville
910 Miller Avenue
Crossville, TN 38555

Bill Bruce, Veterans Contact
Number of Veterans Enrolled: TBD

Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Dickson
Clarksville Campus
135 International Blvd
Clarksville, TN 37040

Monique Banks, Veteran Contact
Phone: (931) 572-1694
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 85

Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Jackson
2468 Technology Center Drive
Jackson, TN 38301

Cindy Palmer, Veterans Contact
Number of Veterans Enrolled: TBD

Tennessee College of Applied Technology, McMinnville
241 Vo-Tech Drive
McMinnville, TN 37110

Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Nashville
100 White Bridge
Nashville, TN 37209

Mark Voeltzke, Veterans Contact
Number of Veterans Enrolled: TBD

Chattanooga State Community College
4501 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406

Renee Kennebrew, Coordinator-SCO, Veterans Services
Phone: (423) 697-2509
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 348

Cleveland State Community College
3535 Adkisson Dr.
Cleveland, TN 37312

Kim Allin, Veteran's Services Coordinator
Phone: (423) 473-2265
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 135

Columbia State Community College
1665 Hampshire Pike
Columbia, TN 38401

Allie Carpenter, Career Transfer and Veteran Center Coordinator
Phone: (931) 540-2862
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 235

Dyersburg State Community College
1510 Lake Road
Dyersburg, TN 38024

Sarah Michelle Twaddle, Veterans Academic Success Coach, Enrollment Services
Phone: (731) 286-3262, ext. 3262
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 42

Jackson State Community College
2046 North Parkway
Jackson, TN 38301
Phone: (731) 125-2618
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 76

Motlow State Community College
P.O. Box 8500 Dept. 520
Lynchburg, TN 37352
Number of Veterans Enrolled: TBD

Nashville State Community College
Student Services Building, S-207H
in the Records Office
120 White Bridge Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

Kevin Thomas, VA Support Specialist
(615) 353-3211
Number of Veterans Enrolled: TBD

Northeast State Community College
2425 Tennessee 75
Blountville, TN 37617

Mandie Roberts, Veterans Affairs Director
(423) 354-2528
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 241

Pellissippi State Community College
10915 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37933

Kelsy Fritts
Phone: (865) 539-7368
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 256

Roane State Community College
276 Patton Lane
Harriman, TN 37748-5011

Kat Baker, Director of Student Success
865-354-3000 Ext. 4811
Number of Veterans Enrolled: TBD

Southwest Tennessee Community College
5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134

Kristina King, Veteran Affairs Coordinator
(901) 333-4029
Number of Veterans Enrolled: TBD

Volunteer State Community College
1480 Nashville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066

Pam Carey, Manager of Adult Learners & Veterans Affairs
(615) 230-3494
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 313

Walters State Community College
500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
Morristown, TN 37813

Terry Harris, Coordinator Veteran Services
Phone: (423) 585-6896
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 136

Belmont University
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212

Sara Gibson, Veterans Success Team
Phone: (615) 460-5430
Number of Veterans Enrolled: TBD

Bryan College
140 Landes Way
Dayton, TN 37321

Christopher Beard, Admissions Residential Recruiter
Phone: (423) 775-7585
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 31

Carson-Newman University
1646 Russell Ave
Jefferson City, TN 37760

Pat Bivens, Director of Military & Veterans Services
Phone: (865) 471-4089
Number of Veterans Enrolled: TBD

Christian Brothers University
650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104

Randall Pelham, Director of Veterans Services
Phone: (901) 321-3880
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 26

Lane College
545 Lane Avenue
Jackson, TN 38301

Patrick Willis, Veteran Contact
Phone: (731) 426-7552
Number of Veterans Enrolled: TBD

Lipscomb University
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204

Sam Lynn, Director of Veterans Services
Phone: 615-966-1013
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 359

Maryville College
502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
Maryville, TN 37804

Kelly Massenzo, Interim Veteran Contact
Phone: (865) 981-8015
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 58

Austin Peay State University
601 College St.
Clarksville, TN 37044

Walt Lord, Vice President for Military and Veterans Affairs
Phone: (931) 221-1685
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 3,139

East Tennessee State University
1276 Gilbreath Drive
Johnson City, TN 37614

Dan Bishop, Director of Military and Veteran Services
Phone: (423) 439-6819
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 605

Middle Tennessee State University
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Hilary Miller, Director, Veterans Center
Phone: (615) 898-5039
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 771

Tennessee State University
3500 John A Merritt Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37209

Vanessa Cummings, VA Supervisor
Phone: (615) 963-1392
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 380

Tennessee Technological University
1 William L Jones Dr.
Cookeville, TN 38505

Mary McCaskey, Director
Phone: (931) 372-3070
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 523

University of Memphis
243 University Center
Memphis, TN 38152

Chris Bourque, Veterans and Military Services Coordinator
Phone: (901) 678-4269
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 943

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
615 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Sylvana Matthews, Director of Veteran and Military Affairs
Phone: (423) 425-4663
Number of Veterans Enrolled: TBD

University of Tennessee Health Science Center
920 Court Ave.
Memphis, TN 38163

Erica Fulton, Associate Registrar
Phone: (901) 448-1572
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 39

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
209 Student Services
Knoxville, TN 37996

Jayetta Rogers, Veterans Resource Center Director
Phone: (865) 974-5420
Number of Veterans Enrolled: 597

University of Tennessee, Martin
554 University St.
Martin, TN 38238

Jason Earley, Veteran Services Coordinator
Phone: (731) 881-1689
Number of Veterans Enrolled: TBD

To qualify for the VETS Campus designation, institutions must:

  1. Conduct an annual campus survey of students who are veterans to identify the views, needs, issues and suggestions of veterans;
  2. Provide information to faculty and staff about military and veterans’ culture, including combat-related mental or physical disabilities or other challenges;
  3. Administer orientation programs for students who are veterans;
  4. Facilitate mentoring and support programs for students who are veterans;
  5. Develop outreach and communication strategies for military bases located near the campus, for the purpose of assessing veterans’ educational goals and meeting their identified needs;
  6. Create and maintain a process for the assessment of prior learning that grants academic credit to veterans for transferable training and experience attaining through military service; and
  7. Provide, on the campus website, information on the availability of prior learning assessments and potential program credit for skills, training or education obtained during military service.

Eligible institutions may apply for designation as a VETS Campus by submitting a written request to the Executive Director outlining all outreach services offered to veterans.

After attaining the VETS campus designation, institutions must annually report the following information, on or before July 31 of each year:

  1. The number of veterans enrolled at its campus;
  2. The programs of study in which veterans are enrolled;
  3. The completion of degrees or other credentials by veterans; and
  4. A current list of course equivalencies for military education, training and experience.

THEC will provide VETS campus institutions with a template for submitting the required data.

Gregg Crawford, MBA
Director of Veterans Transition and Outreach
Ph: (615) 812-1288