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Texas A&M System Student Veteran Award winner to speak at annual Texas Veteran Higher Education Symposium

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A Texas A&M University-Kingsville student who was recently recognized for her service to fellow veterans on campus, will speak at the annual Texas Veteran Higher Education Symposium on Oct. 14.

Shae Diehl received the Texas A&M System’s Student Veteran Excellence Award in May 2020. She is currently a senior geology major and the president of the university’s Student Veterans Association, where she is well-known for working overtime to help connect veterans to the services they have earned.

Diehl served in the Navy as an aviation boatswains mate for three years. As she works toward earning her degree at A&M-Kingsville, Diehl remains committed to service. She is listed in the Inactive Ready Reserves until May 2021.

The symposium will be held virtually and will feature a panel of Student Veteran Leadership members including Diehl.

“To me, it means that my organization at TAMUK has gone above and beyond to be recognized for the incredible accomplishments we have made here,  at home in Kingsville. It means that we are going in the right direction to better our Student Veteran community on campus and off-campus,” Diehl said. “We are in great communication with the Veteran Organizations in the area such as the Kingsville VFW with my great friend, Ann Marie Torres who is the First Female Commander of the Kingsville VFW.  We always look forward to collaborating with ROTC and their Cadets who are always so ready for anything we can come up with.” 

Diehl said her message is to show other universities in the A&M System how far A&M-Kingsville has come.

“I want to discuss how the Veteran and Military Resource Office and its Staff have been a cornerstone to my civilian transition and how we can be better for those coming to campus during COVID times,” she said.

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