UO alumni and army veteran Kelley Hickman started the program after encountering some of the same struggles when she started at the university.
"They come in and they're non-traditional students," Hickman said. "They feel like it's a little harder to relate to the traditional college community. So it's nice to have somebody who's gone through this same transition."
Crystal Price from KVAL News profiled Tieman and the Dog Tags to Ducks program for a story set to air on KVAL News @ 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2012, and again on KVAL News @ 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 11 - Veterans Day.