Although there are numerous Veterans Day events across the country honoring those who serve, Middle Tennessee State University put the attention on female military veterans at the Women Warriors program held Monday, Nov. 6, on campus.
Sponsored by the MTSU President’s Commission on the Status of Women and the Murfreesboro Chapter of the American Association of University Women, this year’s annual event spotlighted five women nominated for the honor.
Those honored included Anne Anderson, U.S. Army; DeAnne M. Hathaway, U.S. Navy; Kimberly A. King, U.S. Navy; Dr. Joann Neubauer, U.S. Army; and Twylla S. Peebles, U.S. Army.
Anderson graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1987 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers for the U.S. Army. While assigned to the 92nd Engineer Battalion, she served as a platoon leader and executive officer. Her duty stations included Honduras and Saudi Arabia. After serving 11 years, she moved into academia, earning a Ph.D. in finance. She spent time as a faculty member at MTSU, where she served as faculty advisor for the Daniels Center. She is now a dean at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio.