Wed March 14, 2012
MTSU-VA Deal a First in Tennessee

VetSuccess Partnership Launched in Middle Tennessee

MTSU President Dr. Sidney McPhee, left, and Travis Kraft, acting director of the Veterans' Affairs Nashville Regional Office, sign an agreement between MTSU and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs naming MTSU a "VetSuccess" University on March 13.
Andy Heidt/MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  (WMOT)  --  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a partnership Tuesday with Middle Tennessee State University.

Named VetSuccess, the deal is the first of its kind for the federal agency in Tennessee. The VA-MTSU partnership is meant to ease returning soldiers into campus life.

Heather Conrad will be the VA’s VetSuccess representative at MTSU. Conrad said she’ll provide career counseling, vocational planning and answer benefits questions. Disabled vets will be her special focus.

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