|Veteran Benefit Fair|
10 AM - 1 PM
Dallas VA Medical Center
4500 South Lancaster Rd.
Dallas, TX 75216
Women Veteran Entrepreneur Seminar
9 AM - 3:30 PM
2200 West 35th St.
Building 8, Auditorium
Austin, TX 78703
Veteran Entrepreneur Seminar
9 AM - 3:30 PM
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Rd.
Naveen Jindal School of Management
Richardson, TX 75080
Exact location to be determined
More information coming soon: http://www.tvc.texas.gov/Seminar-Series.aspx
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TVC is committed to hiring Veterans and is proud to employ the highest percentage of Veterans among all state agencies.
|Veteran Partners & Online Resources|
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This Memorial Day, Take A Moment
This Memorial Day, the Texas Veterans Commission is asking you to take a Moment of Remembrance, at 3 p.m. on May 26 for one minute. The Moment does not replace the traditional Memorial Day observances, but it is intended to be a unifying act of remembrance for Americans of all ages to help reclaim Memorial Day for the noble and sacred purpose for which it was intended—to honor those who died in service to our Nation.
Along with your thoughts and memories on this holiday, we encourage you to share the photo above and hashtag #TexasTakesAMoment with your friends and family. Through public discussion about Memorial Day and the National Moment of Remembrance, we can inspire more people to "take a moment" and come together as Texans to pay a collective tribute and lift up the lives of these heroes.
Read the letter from Texas Veterans Commission Chairman Cantu here: http://tvc.texas.gov/documents/TVC_Memorial_Day_LTE%20_2014.pdf
Office Hours features Hazelwood Act
On May 28 at 2:00 pm, the Texas Veterans Commission will continue the webinar series, “Office Hours,” that features state and federal education benefits and other education-related topics. This webinar will focus on the Hazlewood Act, a state of Texas education benefit.
This free webinar is hosted monthly and provides student Veterans, potential student Veterans, and family members of Veterans the opportunity to receive information on education benefits and ask questions directly to a subject matter expert.
To learn more about this event, or to register, please visit: http://www.tvc.texas.gov/Education-.aspx
Register now for Women Veteran Entrepreneur Seminar
The Texas Veterans Commission Veteran Entrepreneur Program and the Texas Veterans Commission Women Veterans Initiative are co-hosting a Women Veteran Entrepreneur Seminar from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Camp Mabry, Building 8, Auditorium, 2200 West 35th Street, Austin, Texas 78703.
This Seminar will provide information on funding sources, mentors, business education and much more! While this seminar will focus specifically on the challenges Women Veterans face in starting or growing their businesses, the seminar is open to all Veterans and their spouses.
Register here: http://www.tvc.texas.gov/Seminar-Series.aspx
|News from State and Federal Partners|
New Veterans App connects Texas Veterans to resources
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has developed a mobile app to give Texas Veterans quick access to crisis hotlines and other resources.
The "Connect with Texas Veterans" button puts the caller in direct contact with a member of the Texas Military Veteran Peer Network, managed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
To learn more about the app, click here: http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/news/release/2014/041114-Veterans-Hotlines.shtml
Governor Perry declares May "Military Appreciation Month"
Texas Governor Rick Perry has declared May to be Military Appreciation Month in order to recognize our brave heroes and their outstanding contributions to our nation.
To read the full proclamation, click here: http://www.tvc.texas.gov/documents/2014_Military_Appreciation_Month.pdf
Student Veteran wins science scholarship
On April 25, Marine Combat Veteran and University of North Texas (UNT) student David Smith received the first TDF Foundation Veterans Scholarship for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). In 2014, the TDF Foundation launched the Veterans Scholarship Initiative, which awards a $3,000 scholarship to a Veteran studying one of the STEM sciences across the country.
Smith, who is a biology and chemistry double major, is conducting research about traumatic brain injury, and created a Veteran transition program for first year Veterans that will be implemented at UNT.
Pictured above: TVC Education Coordinator William Dwiggins, Scholarship recipient David Smith, and UNT President Neal Smatresk.
For more information on the TDF Veterans Scholarship for STEM Science, please visit: http://www.tdfventures.com/tdf-foundation/.