Military Veteran Affairs Working Group

2013 Veterans Day Events

  • Veterans Display in D.H. Hill Library – Throughout the Month of November
  • Veterans  Digital Display in Hunt Library – Throughout the Month of November
  • Field of Flags ( the Court of  North Carolina) – Monday, November 4, 2013 – Monday, November 11, 2013
  • Military Veterans in the Classroom – Thursday, November 7, 2013, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Office of Faculty Development Conference Room (Clark Hall, Room 405)
  • Saturday, November  9, 2013 at 9:30 a.m., Downtown Raleigh
  • Inaugural Run, Walk & Roll with Veterans 5K  – Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., Centennial Campus, NC State University
  • Annual Veterans Day Run and Ceremony – Monday, November 11, 2013
  • Student Affairs as part of Native American Heritage Month – Monday, November 11, 2013, 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., NC State Brickyard
  • Stand Up and Be Counted Roll Call and Block S Veteran Lapel Pin Distribution – Monday, November 11, 2013, 6:30 a.m. – Veterans Day Ceremony, 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – NC State Brickyard


NC State University is committed to excellence in developing and sustaining programs that support the experience of our current and future military veteran students and their families.  In pursuit of this goal, the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity convenes a Military Affairs Working Group monthly to discuss topics of relevance and concern to this important and growing student population.  This is done in concert with efforts to promote “Best Practices on Veteran Affairs” across the UNC System, as led by our UNC General Administration  and the UNC Partnership for National Security.


  • Tracey Ray, Chair, Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity
  • Garry Morgan, Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity
  • Holly Danford, Student Veterans Association
  • Jon Charest, Student Veterans Association
  • Jose Picart, Division of Academic and Student Affairs
  • Kevi Dixon, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Lisa Zapata, Division of  Academic and Student Affairs
  • Lorraine De Lois, University Cashier’s Office
  • Amanda Edwards, Leadership in the Public Sector, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Rick Liston, Graduate School
  • Susan Grant, University Housing
  • William Doey, Veteran Affairs, Enrollment Management and Services
  • Charles Clift, Enrollment Management
  • Dana Troutman, Office of Admissions
  • Kirsten Ellis, Student Veterans Association
  • Sam Tripp, Student Veterans Association
  • Tina Nelson, Advisor, Student Veterans Association
  • Nicholas Gesar, Student Veterans Association
  • Daniel Hackley, Student Veterans Association
  • Michael Coombes, New Student Programs




Additional Resources

  • NC State Veterans Affairs
  • Student Veterans Association
  • NC State University Quick Facts – GI Bill Users Fall 2013
  • NC State Students Using GI Bill Benefits Fall 2013
  • “1 Student Veteran” - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is offering a new program called “1 Student Veteran” to provide direct assistance to student-veterans who are experiencing problems accessing their GI Bill or other earned benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Any student-veteran who is experiencing difficulty in accessing their GI Bill or other VA benefits, or believes they have been wrongfully denied these benefits, can email the VFW at VFW National Veterans Service staff will acknowledge receipt of each inquiry within 24 hours during the work week, then either intervene with the VA on behalf of the student-veteran or recommend other courses of action. Through “1 Student Veteran,” VFW and SVA will have direct access to the VA Regional Offices responsible for education claims adjudication, meaning veterans whose benefits have been denied or paid in error will not have to wait the months it would traditionally take to file a formal appeal. The new program is possible thanks to an ongoing collaboration among VFW, SVA and the VA’s Veterans Benefits Administration, which approves and administers the GI Bill, as well as claims for other VA programs and services.
  • NC Military Educational Positioning System
  • UNC Partnership for National Security

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