The Pellissippi State Veteran Student Support and Scholarship Endowment was initiated by J. Norman and Ann C. Desch Naylor. Mr. Naylor is a proud graduate of Air Force Squadron Officer School, Air Force Command and Staff College, and the National Security Management Course (National Defense University) and served his country as a member of the United States Air Force, the Air National Guard, and the Air Force Reserve. Mr. Naylor was honored to receive three Air Force Commendation Medals and three Air Force Meritorious Service Medals.
The purpose of the Pellissippi State Veteran Student Support and Scholarship Endowment is to assist Veteran Students enrolled at the college with their educational costs. A Veteran Student is defined as any Pellissippi State student that has served in any component of the United States Armed Forces and has provided the College with official documentation on the appropriate Department of Defense Form (DD Form 214). This charge must not be “dishonorable”. The primary intent of this endowment is to assist student veterans experiencing emergency circumstances or in need of financial support of scholarship assistance.
At Pellissippi State, we honor the service and sacrifice of our Veterans — and are here to support them as they transition from military to civilian life, whether they plan to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year university. There are currently 400 Veteran Students enrolled at Pellissippi State.
The Ben Atchley Veterans Success Center on the Hardin Valley Campus offers student veterans a fully-equipped study center and lounge that is the perfect place to relax on campus or connect with fellow student veterans.
Disability Services provides services and academic accommodations for students with a disability. Disability Services can help with registration and
advising; provide note-takers, readers, scribes and interpreters; and help you find a tutor or adaptive equipment.
A Student Success Coordinator and Mentor will work with students to to improve your experiences while on campus. These mentors offer advice about academics and financial issues, and provide personal encouragement during their college career.
The Advising Center offers academic and career planning, and our team of advisors are trained and experienced in working with student veterans.
They help with major choices, transfer opportunities and with developing an academic plan for the student veteran. Anxiety, stress and other emotional and mental obstacles can be very real issues for any college student. Counseling Services helps student veterans manage these and other crises, from post-traumatic stress disorder to depression to addiction. Our counselors can also help match your skills and interests with a possible career, or teach you time management and test-taking skills.
Veterans have access to free tutoring services for multiple subjects from highly qualified tutors. Tutors are trained to work with veterans’ unique needs, whether it is one-on-one or in a small group setting. Quiet space is available upon request.
The Testing Center offers comprehensive testing programs that can help student veterans test to gain college credits, obtain certification or licensing
and enhance academic programs.
Our Veterans Services office works with the Library to offer a textbook program for student veterans. Student veterans have access to a collection of grant-funded textbooks available for one semester at a time on a first-come, first-served basis.