March 28, 2020
The MVP Virtual Lobby is Open!
Red Raider Family,
The MVP Department genuinely thanks you for your patience and understanding as we navigated the process of moving our resources to an online format in March 2020 to best serve you. In order to make interacting with our department as familiar and consistent as possible, we have created two ways to engage with our office virtually.
• Blackboard Course – "Support: Military & Veterans Programs (MVP)" is the site where you can gain access to all necessary documents for state & federal benefits along with access to meeting with our team via the "MVP Virtual Lobby" located at the tab in the top left of the screen.
o Current students should already be enrolled in this course, please check to see if this appears in your Blackboard Courses. If you have not been automatically enrolled, please email us at email@example.com to be added
• "MVP Virtual Lobby" via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra will be our new experience as a way for you or any other student to connect with our staff & gain the same services as our physical space. This includes being greeted as you enter the "lobby" and access to speaking with a staff member in real time, Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.
o Access to the "MVP Virtual Lobby" can be found via the MVP Blackboard course
OR Through the guest link
Before launching the MVP Virtual lobby experience, please enable your microphone and
webcam so that we can provide you the best possible service.
Please know that we value your information and will ask to verify your identity as a measure of security. Please be prepared with a form of identification such as a government issued identification card or your Texas Tech ID. If you are unable to log in and have an immediate need, you can call in to the virtual lobby at (571) 392-7650 and enter the PIN: 196 791 9225. Our virtual office hours will remain the same, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.
We look forward to hearing from you very soon!
The MVP Team of Texas Tech University
Debra Crosby | Director
Bernice Flett | Assistant Director
Luke Stone | Program Manager
Brian Conkin | Program Coordinator
Graciela Torres-Guerra | Program Coordinator
Donald Lane | Business Assistant
As of March 17, 2020
Until Further Notice
The MVP main lobby located in 147 Drane Hall will remain closed.The MVP Staff will continue to receive phone calls and emails.
The MVP staff will continue to certify benefits via the MVP Forms Portal located at www.mvp.ttu.edu. Submit your MVP form immediately following registration with no expected changes. If you are using federal VA Educational Benefits,note that we cannot send Fall 2020 certification requests to the VA until Texas Tech sets class modality; hopefully, by July 20, 2020. We will keep you updated here.
You may connect with us by phone: 806 742 6877 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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March 30 | Classes will resume via online instruction until further notice
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Military & Veterans Programs is here to assist veterans and their families in achieving academic, personal, and professional success.
Our vision is to be the university of choice for military personnel, veterans, and their families. We assist individuals in a seamless transition from military to civilian life by establishing educational benefits, encouraging campus and community engagement, and helping to provide a positive experience through degree completion and on to a successful future.
Military & Veterans Programs embraces the following values:
Service: We appreciate your service and understand the diversity of thought and experience you bring to the university. Our calling is to serve those who have served.
Commitment: We will connect you to campus and community resources enhancing your overall college experience to provide a greater chance of successful academic achievement and degree completion.
Integrity: We treat everyone with the dignity and respect that you have earned and that we all expect from others.
Growth: We provide an encouraging environment that is focused on your success and development.