UT Knoxville tries to help influx of vets succeed

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The number of veterans who are students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has increased 70 percent since 2009, and the school wants to help them make it to graduation.

The Knoxville New Sentinel reports UT doesn't track the retention of its veteran students, but nationally, the numbers are not encouraging. However, most veterans who make it past the first few semesters tend to do well.

At UT, a task force was established last fall to connect veterans to services like financial advising, early course registration and counseling.

UT also wants to connect veterans to other veterans. That includes handing out special American flag lapel pins in the shape of the Power T that allow veterans to find each other.

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