More than 40 Campuses From Across the State to Participate in Veteran Higher Education Event

Saturday, July 18, 2015 | 12:15am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder in partnership with Drive to 55 Executive Director Mike Krause, Tennessee Higher Education Commission Executive Director Russ Deaton and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan will host the first statewide Veteran Higher Education Event at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center in Clarksville on Tuesday, July 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (CDT).

Representatives from more than 40 campuses from across the state will offer information about resources and services available to assist potential student veterans, service members and dependents with accessing educational benefits during their pursuit of a college degree.  This one stop shop event will help prospective students to get the information they need to decide which campus is best suited for their future professional career goals.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Highways for Heroes Mobile Unit will also offer veteran designated driver license issuance as well as commercial driver licenses for eligible veterans and service members.  Find out more about the Highways for Heroes program.

Representatives from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) as well as Vet Success on Campus (VSOC) programs will also participate to connect veterans with educational benefits and information. 

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Veterans will need to bring their DD-214’s to begin the process to apply for educational benefits. 

WHO:   Representatives from more than 40 campuses across the state to assist prospective student veterans, service members and dependents with accessing educational benefits and resources.  Veteran designated driver licenses and commercial driver license issuance will be offered.  Representatives from VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment as well as Vet Success programs will participate.

WHAT:    First Tennessee Department of Veterans Services/Drive to 55 Veteran Higher Education Event

WHEN:   Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (CDT)

WHERE:  Wilma Rudolph Event Center (Liberty Park and Marina), 1190 Cumberland Drive, Clarksville

For more information, visit the department’s web site at http://tn.gov/veteran, facebook/myTDVS or twitter @TNDVS.

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