Representatives from Middle Tennessee State University’s Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center recently presented Dollar General executives with a framed certificate, thanking and recognizing the company for their strong partnership and support in hiring student veterans.
Keith M. Huber, MTSU senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives, presented Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos and executive vice president and chief people officer Bob Ravener, alongside members of the company’s military employee resource group (SERVE) with the certificate at the company’s corporate headquarters.
The presentation was followed by a tour through Dollar General’s Hall of Values that showcases the company’s history and evolution and lunch, where future partnerships, collaboration and leader development opportunities between the organizations were discussed.
Dollar General is a longstanding supporter of the military community through initiatives including exclusive discounts to active military, veterans and their immediate family members, outreach with the military communities through its military employee resource group, founding of the Paychecks for Patriots program, which supports service members’ transition to civilian life through meaningful employment opportunities, and more. The Company also collaborated with Coca-Cola in 2017 to debut its exclusive Share a Coke® patriotic can series honoring service members, veterans and their families.
In November, the Coca-Cola Company also formally recognized Dollar General with its President’s Veterans Recognition Award. As the 2017 recipient, Dollar General became the first retailer ever to be bestowed with the honor, which recognizes the company’s outstanding engagement and outreach with the military community.
To learn more about Dollar General’s support of the military communities, please visit the Dollar General Careers site here.