Phone:
810-762-3073
Email:
gsrob@umflint.edu
Student Veterans Resource Center

Geoff Roberts, Program Manager

Program Manager

Credentials and Experience: Prior to being named the Program Manager of the SVRC, I was an Academic Advisor at Eastern Michigan University.  I attained my Master of Arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in May of 2016.  Prior to that, I was a undergraduate student veteran at BGSU and was a primary founder of the BGSU Veteran’s Club.  Before pursuing my education from 2007-2011, I served as a paratrooper and 19D – Cavalry Scout with 5-73 CAV, 3rd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, NC.  I deployed twice to Iraq: Diyala Province in 2007 and Baghdad in 2009.    

Favorite part of your work with the SVRC: Coordinating and designing programming and services that support the outstanding student-veteran population at University of Michigan-Flint as they take their next steps toward being the next generation of leaders and best in various career fields throughout the country.

Advice for student veterans: Utilize the space and services offered by the SVRC.  We will always be available to help you with whatever you need.  Also get involved with the Student Veterans Organization here at UM-Flint.  They are an outstanding community built by student-veterans that are just like you.  I know, first-hand, what your experience is like as a student-veteran on campus and the best thing you can do is to integrate yourself into our supportive community however you can.   

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 teach in 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. 

Email:
chrshea@umflint.edu
Student Veterans Resource Center

Chris Shea

SVRC office assistance

Credentials and Experience:  I have worked at the SVRC for about 8 months and enjoy guiding veterans in the right direction when it comes to their education.

Favorite part of your work with the SVA: I am in my last year of my undergraduate degree. I will be attending P.T graduate school here at the University of Michigan-Flint

Advice for student veterans:  Don't settle for average

Phone:
810-424-5589
Email:
haileyg@umflint.edu

Hailey Gutierrez

Office Assistant

Credentials and Experience: I have worked in the SVRC since June 2016 and I am working towards my BSN. I was a Hospital Corpsman in the Navy for four years and I separated in December 2015.

Favorite part of your work with the SVA: I enjoy getting to know other Veterans and hearing about the different experiences each individual had. I also enjoy planning/participating in the events that the SVA/SVRC hold.

Advice for student Veterans: Take your time with things and never be afraid to ask for help. The other Veterans in the SVRC/SVA are always willing to help one another as much as possible and it is something that can be very useful!

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!