Phone:
(810) 424-5391
Email:
hjbudd@umflint.edu
Student Veterans Resource Center

Helen Budd

Veterans Certifying Evaluator

Position:  Veterans Certifying Evaluator

Credentials and Experience: Dedicated and knowledgeable professional, providing assistance to student veterans and their families with VA/Department of Defense benefits, coordinating student services, and providing support to the UM-Flint Student Veterans of America Chapter. More than eight years as a VA Certifying Official, serving in the Registrar’s Office at Cleary University before moving to UM-Flint in May, 2013.

Favorite part of your work with the SVRC: Counseling students on the various VA education benefits that are available and assisting in the resolution of benefit payment issues.

Advice for student veterans: Take the time to know your benefits. After all, you earned them! Meet regularly with an academic advisor to ensure that you are on track toward graduation, and attend and pass your classes. 

Phone:
(810) 762-3380
Email:
wandmach@umflint.edu
Student Veterans Resource Center

Stevens Wandmacher, Dr.

Faculty Coordinator

Position:  I have been the Faculty Coordinator for the SVRC since it was created and I both teach in and am currently the Chair of the Department of Philosophy.

Credentials and Experience: As a faculty member I hold degrees in philosophy from Wayne State University (MA 1994) and Michigan State University (Ph.D 2003).  I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan (BGS 1992) and was a Boatswain’s Mate in the United States Navy (BM3).

Favorite part of your work with the SVRC:  I get great satisfaction out of developing and maintaining systems to insure that our veteran population gets the support and guidance they need and have earned.

Advice for student veterans: Stay in school until you graduate; there is no obstacle to your education that you can’t navigate. 

Phone:
810-479-6951
Email:
alaskows@umflint.edu
Student Veterans Resource Center

Adam Laskowski

Web developer

Credentials and Experience: I served as a Systems Administrator in the USMC, and hold numerous certifications. 

Favorite part of your work with the SVRC: I enjoy providing assistance with technology to students and staff.

Advice for student veterans: I recommend Veterans become active in the campus veteran community. We're here to help and you'll have some fun too!