JSU Veterans Center to open Aug. 2, Timothy Abram named director


by Sylvia Watley

Tim Abram

The Division of Student Life at Jackson State University is pleased to announce the opening of the Veterans Center and the naming of Timothy Abram as its director.

The ribbon cutting and open house for the Veterans Center will be held on August 2, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. on the first floor of the Jacob L. Reddix Building.

The JSU Veterans Center will provide student support services focused on the special needs and requirements of today’s military veterans, service members, dependents and survivors.  The center was established to improve and enhance the academic success of student veterans, to help them receive the benefits they deserve, and to serve as a liaison between the veteran student community and the University.

“The JSU Veterans Center will assist veterans in successfully navigating the academic environment through guidance, support services, and resources. The primary goal is to provide a seamless transition for veterans and to assist them in becoming engaged and well prepared citizens in the community,” said Dr. Marcus A. Chanay, JSU Vice President for Student Life. “Tim Abram has a wealth of higher education and military experience, and will do a fine job leading the Center.”

Abram received his bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a master’s degree in Guidance Counseling from Jackson State University.  He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Abram has extensive administrative and management experiences in both the military and civilian sectors.  Prior to assuming the current director position, Abram served as Associate Director for the JSU Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning in the Division of Student Life where he received the 2008-2009 “Staff Excellence Award.”

He was commissioned as a United States Army Officer and achieved the rank of Captain in the United States Army Reserves.  He served as a platoon leader, a company executive officer, a detachment commander and as a squadron S-3/liaison officer while stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Fort Hood, Texas.

Among his numerous Army achievement and leadership awards, is the Bronze Star Medal for Heroic and Meritorious Service during “Operation Desert Storm.”

He is a member of the Mississippi Counseling Association, 1st Cavalry Division Association, Military Officers Association of America and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

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32 thoughts on “JSU Veterans Center to open Aug. 2, Timothy Abram named director

  1. Hey vets great resource! Years ago I E.T.S’D , from Germany, enrolled in J.S.U and the career counselors recognizing I was a veteran, gave me a flyer soliciting veteran work study employment; I responded, and in doing so I worked in the federal building downtown Jackson in several different departments and gained valuable professional civilian work experience. I was instructed to complete my federal employment application as well, while all security clearances where intact.
    As a result; I Worked with federal government and military contractors, Owned my on business as small business supplier to the federal government and currently I’m working with the Veterans Administration in Long Beach California.
    Go Army!

  2. Wow! I haven’t met Mr. Abrams but from all indications it appears that he will do a great job. Much succcess in your new role

  3. CONGRATS to my blissful BLUfam, Active Reserves Battle, and Jacksonian Alum! I’m very proud of you and greatful to have so many ties to you! You will do great and I wish you the BEST during these endeavors! See you soon with many more blessings to come!

  4. Congratulations! I know that you will do a great job. You are truly a leader and helping others is what you love doing.

  5. Congratulations to my line brother and my fellow classmate in the Army ROTC at JSU. I know you will do a wonderful job for the University and Veterans.

  6. Congratulations Abram I am so very proud of you, you are the best man for that job. Keep on doing what you are doing GOD is not done with you yet.

  7. I knew you would do great things when you were a young green 2LT at Fort Hood, for some reason you stood out head and shoulders above the rest.

    Congratulations Tim

  8. Congratulation Tim, I know you love Jackson State and will perform to your best to make sure our veterans are provided with the necessary information. I am so happy for you.

  9. Congratulations, Mr. Abram! Continue to do the University proud through your new position as the Director of the Veterans Center. Our troops will be well taken care of through this much needed addition to the University. Again, Congrats!!!!

  10. Congratulations my Cavalry Brother. I remember when I first say you on that M1A1 Abrams Tank, you were leading by example. “GREAT STUFF”

  11. Congratulations on your appointment and the opening of the Veterans Center. I know you will work hard and make it a successful part of the JSU campus community. Thanks for all you do!

  12. Mr. Abram,
    I am so proud of you and your appointment. You are the special person for the special job.
    Congratulations!!!!!

  13. Congratulations Abrams. You and I was in ROTC together back in our younger years. My daughter will be attending JSU in the fall. Be bless

  14. Mr. Abrams, Congratulations. I know that you will serve with commitment and passion. Excellent promotion!

  15. Congratulations to our colleague and friend. We, in the Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning salute you and this great opportunity. You are most deserving of leading the New Veterans Center and we know you and the Center will be a great success!

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