Nashville State Community College Student Success Veteran Advisor Presented with Tennessee Board of Regents Award
Dawne Moore, a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant and current Nashville State Community College student success veteran advisor at the Clarksville campus, has been awarded a Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Chancellor’s Commendation for Military Veterans.
Moore was honored during a Nashville State’s Veterans Day celebration at the Clarksville campus. Nashville State’s White Bridge campus also held a celebration honoring veterans.
Her awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserved Medal, and numerous service awards along with the Noncommissioned Officer’s Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Drill Sergeant Badge.
Upon retiring, Dawne still had a passion for helping and guiding fellow veterans and military personnel in some capacity. She worked with the Army’s Career Skills Program, assisting soldiers as they transition out of the military to find their next careers. After filling this position for two years, she joined Nashville State in September 2019. As a student success advisor, she works directly with veterans who are students, making sure they have support along with connecting them to services provided by the College.
As Tennessee Board of Regents institutions, community and technical college presidents were able to nominate candidates for the Chancellor’s Commendation. Moore was nominated by Nashville State President Dr. Shanna L. Jackson.
The commendation is a special challenge coin. Giving a challenge coin is often viewed as a sign of respect in the military.
Nashville State earned the distinction as a Veterans Education Transition Support (VETS) Certified Campus from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
As a VETS Campus-certified institution, the College prioritizes outreach to veterans and delivers the services necessary to create a supportive environment where student veterans can prosper while pursuing their education. Dawne embodies that supportive environment.
Nashville State is among a couple of dozen military-friendly institutions throughout Tennessee that have earned this distinction.