Texas Veterans Commission awards Texas State gold recognition for third consecutive year

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Jayme Blaschke | September 14, 2023

graphic of gold ribbon reading "2023 gold award"

For the third consecutive year, Texas State University has been honored with a gold designation in the Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Award by the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Veterans Education Program.

Established by the state of Texas, the award recognizes universities and colleges that provide excellence in education and related services that significantly contribute to the academic success of student veterans and military connected students.

TVC provides three levels of recognition intended to highlight the depth and breadth of services provided to veteran students and their families. The three award levels are gold, silver and bronze.

TVC evaluated applicants on a variety of criteria that highlight an institution’s education and ancillary services that contribute greatly to the success of veteran students and their families. That includes having a centralized place for students who are veterans to meet or get assistance; a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs work-study program; new student orientation and courses for veterans; a student organization and academic support services for veterans; mental health and disability services; a housing policy that applies to veterans; faculty and staff training on issues affecting students who are veterans; and career services for students who are veterans.

All public institutions of higher education in Texas were invited to submit application packages for recognition of the support services provided to student veterans and military-connected students.

The Texas Legislature authorized the award to promote best practices and recognize institutions of higher education for excellence in providing education and related services to student veterans and military-connected students.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922