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Friday, August 23, 2013

Marine turned MTSU Raider Steven Rhodes and His Family on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Join Living Your Best Life as we celebrate our military heroes' journeys before and after their service to our country. Hear from men and women who are sons and daughters; husbands and wives; fathers and mothers; grandparents; siblings; and loyal friends. Hear members of the Marines, Army, Air Force, and Navy share personal stories and highlights from their military careers. All have roles that made them the "first" in many endeavors throughout their lives and in the military. We will hear about their rarely discussed acts of courage and sacrifice that embody servant leadership that will empower, inspire, and motivate listeners.

On Saturday, August 24, 2013, join me to hear the inspiring story of Marine Veteran, Steven Rhodes, who became a football player at Middle Tennessee State University after initially being ruled ineligible to play because of NCAA rules. Hear Rhodes' share how his faith and his family helped shaped him long before he began wearing the Raiders' jersey. The Rhodes Family will share about their life before the spotlight and their thoughts on the last week. 
Wife Adrienne Rhodes, AO3 Rhodes E-4. Stationed in San Diego.

Rhodes will also discuss his service in the Marines Corps and the challenges of balancing family, college, and football. We will also share how veterans around the country are taking a second look at attending college since the story broke on Sunday in the Daily News Journal and was picked up national media outlets around the country.

This show is guaranteed to empower, inspire, and motivate you to live your BEST life and not let others "no" determine your destiny in life!

Tune into 760AM in the Middle Tennessee Region, on Tune In, on streaming live online at UStream.TV, and on military bases on Saturdays from 9:00-10:00am CST.

MTSU Named Military Friendly School!

MTSU was recently named a 'Military Friendly School' for the third year by G.I. Jobs. This honor is given to only the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools who actively promote resources and services to veterans looking to return to school. MTSU has been working with many campus partners to ensure that our veterans' transition to MTSU is successful by providing veteran focused programs, support and guidance.

VetSuccess On Campus Information 

Photo Credits: MTSU and Steven Rhodes 
Behind the scenes of story breaking by Subtle Sparky Blog post can be found here.
Special Thanks: Jimmy Hart, Russell Luna, USMC, and The Rhodes Family 


1 comment

Jim Crabb said...

Nice story, but sad on one hand. It's a shame that the NCAA didn't have this figured out ahead of time. I'm not sure if Steven would have had the successful outcome without this story going viral and the outrage vented to the NCAA.

I'm happy that he is getting his chance to play and the opportunity to fulfill his dream.

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