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GVSU’s Veterans Network is committed to the continued success of our students.  Our Veterans Network provides support for veterans, active service members and dependents in transitioning, successfully progressing to degree completion, and on to rewarding post-military careers.

Veterans Network Goals:

  • Assist with the transition from military to student roles, including participation in the Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE) program.
  • Provide assistance for the GI Bill and other VA benefits. 
  • Provide support through programs, activities, and initiatives that connect veterans with one another.
  • Provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for veterans, including a Student Veterans' Lounge in Kirkhof Center.
  • Assist with preparation for post-military employment or graduate studies. 
  • Provide pathways to inform and share information regarding on- and off-campus opportunities for veterans.
  • Create opportunities for peer interaction.
  • Provide and share useful information on Veterans Network website and Facebook page.
  • Our Criminal Justice department offers an accelerated Military Police Basic Training Program (MPBTP) for eligible Military Police with a minimum of 2080 hours in a specified law enforcement occupational specialty.
  • The Center for Adult and Continuing Studies offers accelerated bachelor's degree in Leadership.

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VETERAN SERVICES OFFICER ON CAMPUS

Veteran Services Officer at Grand Valley 

We are pleased to announce that Grand Valley State University is hosting a Kent County Veteran Services Officer (VSO) to assist with VA claims, insurance, veterans benefits, and for Kent County residents filing assistance for the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund or Michigan Veterans Trust Fund. The VSO is located in GVSU's Veterans Upward Bound office to assist veterans.

The VSO will be available on Wednesdays from 9 am - 12 Noon, in Room 708 Eberhard Center, 301 West Fulton, Grand Rapids. If you are not able to stop by, call 616-331-8387 (during VSO hours) for a phone consultation.

Elena Bridges
Veterans Service Officer
Kent County Veterans Services
elena.bridges@kentcountymi.gov
KCVS Office: 616-632-5257

https://www.accesskent.com/Departments/VeteransServices/ 

Samantha's Story - Courtesy of the Consortium of Michigan Veteran Educators (CMVE)

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Join GVSU's Student Veteran Facebook pages:

Grand Valley Veterans Network Group at 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/gvsustudentveteransorganization

Student Veterans of America at GVSU Page at

https://www.facebook.com/SVAGVSU

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Questions

If you have any questions or concerns please contact: 

Steven Lipnicki

Assistant Dean of Students

616-331-7188 

lipnicks@gvsu.edu 

 

 

 

 



Page last modified October 11, 2018