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Veterans and Military Family Center


Veterans, friends and MTSU faculty gathered at the Andrew Miller Education Center Tuesday morning to honor Charlie Daniels’ contributions to the military. MTSU held an official ceremony to unveil the new title of the Veterans and Military Family Center, named after the Southern musician and his wife, Hazel. Charlie Daniels founded The Journey Home Project, a …

President McPhee announced Wednesday that MTSU’s new Veterans and Military Family Center will be named for legendary country music entertainer Charlie Daniels and his wife, Hazel, according to a press release. McPhee surprised the couple with the honor at a private dinner Tuesday night at his residence on campus. This comes after Daniels’ and his manager …

Veterans Center mural

By Shaina Johnson // Contributing Writer When Randy L. Purcell, Army veteran and alumni of MTSU, was asked to paint a mural in the Veterans and Military Family Center, he was honored to do so. Purcell, originally from Paducah, Kentucky, moved to Nashville in 2000. At age 37, he became an art student at MTSU …