Points of Contact (Campus POCs for military-connected students)

Applying for admission, applications status, orientation
Melanie Retberg, Admissions Office
(616) 331-2025

Applying/transferring, certifying, processing GI Bill 
Cheryl Bronner, Judy Conroy, Kim Paruch, Kaitlin Penney, Mary Russo 
(616) 331-3327

Vocational Rehabilitation Enrollment Certification | Federal and State (MINGSTAP), Federal Military Tuition Assistance Programs
Cheryl Lillibridge, Student Accounts
(616) 331-2209

Grants, Loans, Scholarships, FAFSA questions 
Joseph Montney, Financial Aid
(616) 331-3234

Accommodations for disabilities (all types)
Shontaye Witcher, Disability Support Resources
(616) 331-2490

Veteran Services Officer at Grand Valley

Grand Valley State University is hosting a Veteran Services Officer (VSO) on Thursdays to assist with VA claims, insurance, and other veterans benefits. Our VSO will alternate between 1140 Kirkhof Center, Allendale Campus, and Eberhard Center, Grand Rapids - Pew Campus.

Robin Bailey
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
E-mail address: darwi46@aol.com

Counseling Services (emotional wellness: difficulty adjusting, personal or relationship issues, emotional/psychological assistance, help with substance issues, etc.)  
Nicole Marganti, University Counseling Center
(616) 331-3266
margantn@gvsu.edu rhodesmi@gvsu.edu

Emergency Financial Assistance 
Joseph Montney, Financial Aid
(616) 331-3234

Employment Assistance, military skills translation, resume/interviewing skills for post-military opportunities
Troy Farley, Career Center
(616) 331-6708

Resources and other information for Guard, Reservists, Veterans (campus and community resources) 
Steven Lipnicki, Dean of Students Office
(616) 331-7188

Veterans Upward Bound TRiO Program

Grand Valley State University received a $1.3 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish a TRiO Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program, providing free academic support services to low-income veterans who want to complete degree programs.

Tim Marroquin
(616) 331-8387