College Success for Veterans
The Maryville College Student Veterans Association and Military Student Services Advisory Committee hosts the annual "Creating College Success for Veterans" conference, which includes speakers, presentations as well as networking opportunities for student veterans, college staff and community members.
Keynote Address: "The Academic Terrain from My Foxhole"
by Special Guest Speaker
Lieutenant General (Retired) Keith M. Huber,
whose 38 years of service in the U.S. Army spanned conventional, unconventional, and combined joint duty assignments.
PAST CONFERENCE VIDEOS (2016 AND 2015)
Cords and Coins Ceremony
Military & Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony
We honor graduating active duty and military veteran students during the ceremony, presenting graduates with a special military coin and military cords. One side of the coin shows an image of the tower atop Anderson Hall Building, generally considered the emblem of MC. The year MC was founded, 1819, also is noted on the bottom of the piece. Below are some images from our Spring 2016 cording ceremony.
Green Zone Training
Green Zone is a campus-wide voluntary training initiative designed to promote a positive and supportive campus environment for our student veterans. A “Green Zone” is a location recognized by student veterans as a safe place. After completing a short training session, faculty, staff and student volunteers are able to identify themselves as one who is knowledgeable and aware of the challenges that veterans face, and one who is able to assist the student veteran.
All Green Zone volunteers agree to display Green Zone stickers, door hangers or other medium that will identify their office or environment as a “safe place” for veterans.
Green Zone training is held in the spring each year and is facilitated by SVA faculty sponsor and current veteran students.