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Belmont Announces Plans for 2018 Veterans Week

To celebrate Veterans Day, Belmont University has announced the schedule for its 2018 Veterans Week, an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to remember and honor the contributions of our veteran and military students, faculty and staff. Sponsored by Belmont’s Veteran Success Team, this year’s schedule of events encompasses a range of activities geared toward recognition of those who have served.

This year’s events include:

  • Veteran Career Transition Day on Tuesday, November 6 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Bruin Vets Center Speakers from Belmont’s Career and Professional Development Staff, area military-friendly corporations and student veterans organization Bruin Vets alumni will speak on a variety of topics including translating military to civilian skills, resume writing, LinkedIn usage and more. This event is reserved for veterans and dependents. 
  • Thank Our Veterans: Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round a Tree on Wednesday, November 7 at 10 a.m. in front of the Belmont Mansion The week’s official kick-off event will invite members of the Belmont community to tie a yellow ribbon on trees in front of the Belmont Mansion in honor of Belmont’s student veterans or others who have served around the world. Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness Dr. Paula Gill and President of Bruin Vets Robbie Tyrney will share remarks. Additionally, Bruin Vets will be hosting an opportunity for participants to write a letter to military members overseas during the event. Doughnuts and coffee will be served.
  • Instagram Takeover with a Student Vet on Thursday, November 8 Follow Belmont University on Instagram and watch Brian Bergeherer, a student veteran and sophomore business major, as he takes over the reins of Belmont’s account. He will share his experiences on campus through pictures and videos.
  • Thanking Those Who Served Luncheon on Monday, November 12 at 11 a.m. in The Bruin Vets Center Student veterans, active military, dependents and faculty & staff who have served in the military will be honored as Belmont Provost Dr. Thomas Burns and Associate Provost & Dean of Student Affairs Dr. John Delony share words of gratitude. This event is reserved for the above listed communities. 
  • Green Light a Veteran on Monday, November 12 The Bell Tower and Fountain in front of McWhorter Hall will be lit green in honor of the national campaign to show appreciation to our nation’s veterans and establish visible support.

First established in 1919 by Congress, Veterans Day is intended to thank those who have served in the military – in war or peace time. Belmont’s event are an opportunity for the university community to do just that. As of Fall 2018, Belmont has more than 280 veterans and military family members enrolled across campus.

“We are proud to extend our Veterans Day celebration to a series of events this year,” said Associate Provost of Interdisciplinary Studies and Global Education Dr. Mimi Barnard. “Service is an integral part of Belmont’s mission, and we thank the many veterans on our campus and in our community for their dedication to our country. These students are a vital part of the campus community and we want to honor their service as well as their commitment to their academic endeavors.”

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