Bryan College To Be Recognized As VETS Campus

Designation Ceremony Will Be Thursday

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Bryan College has been designated a VETS Campus by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission in recognition of the school’s services and resources to student veterans. Bryan College is one of 22 institutions in Tennessee to have the distinction of being named a VETS Campus. Currently, Bryan College provides services to over 32 students who have previously served or are currently serving in the armed forces. 

"It is an honor and a privilege for Bryan College to serve our veterans who have done so much to protect our liberties and maintain our nation’s freedom,” said Dr. Stephen Livesay, president of Bryan College. “I am delighted that we can participate in the VETS program and assist these men and women in furthering their studies and careers.” 

The VETS Campus designation is part of the Tennessee Veterans Education Transition Support Act of 2014. Campuses that meet the requirements must prioritize outreach to veterans and create an environment in which veteran students have the resources to thrive. Specific requirements include annual surveys of veteran students, targeted orientation programs, and mentoring and support services developed specifically for students who are veterans. THEC administers the VETS Campus program and provides the designation to campuses that meet the requirements specified by the VETS Act. 

During the Thursday event at 11 a.m., Bryan College will receive a certificate from THEC recognizing the institution’s designation as a VETS Campus. Speakers at the event will include Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services, Many-Bears Grinder; Mayor of Dayton, Gary Louallen; THEC Assistant Executive Director, Tom Morris; and Bryan College President, Dr. Stephen Livesay.



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