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 
Joseph Montney, Financial Aid
(616) 331-3234
montney1@gvsu.edu 

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

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

Emergency Financial Assistance 
Joseph Montney, Financial Aid
(616) 331-3234
montney1@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 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
marroqut@gvsu.edu