In celebration of Women’s History Month, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Veteran Student Services last week recognized students, faculty and staff members who have served in the Armed Forces.
The event, which took place on the first floor of Lupton Hall, provided participants free lunches, desserts and swag.
“Women have shaped the history of the U.S. Armed Forces,” said Squoia Holmes, assistant director for Veteran Student Services. “UTC Veteran Student Services is committed to recognizing and celebrating these achievements.”
UTC has been designated a Military Friendly School for 2021-2022, Holmes said.
According to its website, the Military Friendly designation “creates better outcomes for veterans. By setting a standard, then promoting it, we provide positive reinforcement for American organizations to invest in programs that improve the lives of veterans.”
Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey, with more than 1,200 schools participating in the 2021-2022 process.
Military Friendly was created in 2003 as an advocacy vehicle to encourage civilian organizations to invest in programs to recruit, retain and advance veterans as employees, entrepreneurs and students.