UTC recognizes women veterans for their service


    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.

    Assistant Director for Veteran Student Services Squoia Holmes, from left, Administrative Assistant for Veteran Student Services Laney Wood, Cpl. Rebecca Tolbert in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Police Department and a veteran, and Administrative Specialist in the School of Professional Studies Bobbi Schroeder-Beavers attended an event at UTC to honor women veterans.