MTSU opens new veterans, military family center

(Photo: WKRN)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – Middle Tennessee State University debuted a new veterans center Thursday to house students who serve our country.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to mark the official opening of the center.

The 2,600-square foot center is located on the Room 124 of Keathley University Center, right in the heart of the MTSU campus.

It is a place for student-veterans to study and gather to get help from fellow veterans, who will serve as peer advisers and sponsors.

Country music legend Charlie Daniels was in attendance to donate $50,000 to help boost technology at the facility.

An estimated 1,000 military students attend MTSU.

“They have sacrificed their life by being a part of the military.  They need the support to help them be successful as a student, and we’re really excited to put this facility together,” said university president Sidney McPhee.

The facility cost an estimated $329,000.

For more information about the veteran center, click here.

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