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Tennessee Tech Presents First Outstanding Student Veteran Award

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
Tennessee Tech Presents First Outstanding Student Veteran Award

Tennessee Tech announced the recipient of its inaugural Outstanding Student Veteran Award to Staff Sergeant Travis Williams.

Military and Veteran Affairs Assistant Director Luke Notman said that the department wanted to recognize Williams for his outstanding commitment to serving Tennessee Tech’s military-affiliated community.

“He has strived to be the best help he can give anyone that steps through our doors over at the Veterans Center,” Notman said. “So as a result, every veteran, service member, and dependant who comes to our Veterans Center has been greeted with a warm welcome and the confidence to meet their needs.”

Williams has seven years of active duty and three years in the guard of the United States Army. He is currently a student at Tech and is also a student employee of the Military and Veteran Affairs Department. Williams said that the award came as a complete surprise.

“It means a lot,” Williams said. “I mean it’s awesome. This is something new for them, and I work up there as a student worker and I’m very active. I put my heart and soul into this so I kind of didn’t really expect to get recognized for it and it’s awesome.”

Williams said that he’s passionate about the work because he sees it as a way to help others like him.

“When I exited, I’ve seen things that I can help other veterans with that are here at the university, and I love veterans, I love helping out people like me,” Williams said. “And if I can do that everyday that’s awesome for me so I do my best to help everybody out that I can.”

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