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

Applying for admission, applications status, orientation
Melanie Retberg, Admissions Office
(616) 331-2025
retbergm@gvsu.edu

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

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

Grants, Loans, Scholarships, FAFSA questions 
Robert Flannery, Financial Aid
(616) 331-3234
flanner1@gvsu.edu

Accommodations for disabilities (all types)
Shontaye Witcher, Disability Support Resources
(616) 331-2490
witchesh@gvsu.edu

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 
Robert Flannery, Financial Aid
(616) 331-3234
flanner1@gvsu.edu

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

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

Veterans Upward Bound Program
Tim Marroquin
(616) 331-8387
marroqut@gvsu.edu