Joe Stout figures he has spent about one-half of his life trying to earn a bachelor’s degree. On Saturday, Aug. 6, he will earn his MTSU degree in liberal studies with a concentration in management training. Wednesday (Aug. 3), the U.S. Army veteran and nine others received recognition from the university in the form of a stole they can wear with their cap and gown at commencement in Murphy Center. MTSU’s leadership honored 10 of 28 graduating student veterans during the fifth Stole Ceremony, recognizing their “commitment, recognition and appreciation,” said Keith M. Huber, senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives.
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