Veterans Network

Support Services

We want you to succeed. That's why we have programs designed to help you make the most of your education, from your application and earliest days on campus through graduation and the next phase of your life.

Our Student Academic Success Center provides academic support services and advising for those who have not identified an academic program of study (or major); our Counseling Center offers support services to assist with your transition to college and civilian life. Finally, our Career Center is ready to guide you into non-military employment in the private and public sectors.

The following individuals have been designated as primary contacts for student veterans. Please feel free to request assistance from these individuals but be assured that others can assist if she/he is not available.

Academic Advising | Student Academic Success Center
Joyce Van Baak
(616) 331-3588

Melanie Retberg (new) or Bonnie Ulmer-Graves (transfer)
(616) 331-2025

Affirmative Action
Dwight Hamilton, Office of Equity & Inclusion
(616) 331-2242

Career Center
Troy Farley
(616) 331-3311                                                                              

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Betty Schaner
(616) 331-8585

Counseling Services
Nick Debernardi
(616) 331-3266

Disability Support Services
Kathleen VanderVeen
(616) 331-2490

Educational Support Program l TRiO

Victoria Powers
(616) 331-3401

Family Housing
Kristen Evans
(616) 331-2120

Family Support Group
Linda Rettig
(616) 331-3588

Financial Aid | Scholarships
Detwann Johnson                                                              
(616) 331-3234

Food Pantry
Brittany Dernberger
(616) 331-2748

Office of Multicultural Affairs
Connie Dang
(616) 331-2177

Registrar's Office | GI BILL Certification
Sharon Hall
(616) 331-3327

Student Accounts l Payments
Cheryl Lillibridge
(616) 331-2209

Student Services l Dean of Students Office
Steven Lipnicki
(616) 331-7188

University Libraries
Bob Kozminski
(616) 331-2637

Vocational Rehabilitation | Chapter 31
Cheryl Lillibridge
(616) 331-2209

Women's Center

Brittany Dernberger
(616) 331-2748


Page last modified February 3, 2014