Student Veterans Resource Center

Jeffrey Schuett

Program Manager

Credentials and Experience:  Prior to becoming the Program Manager for the SVRC, Jeffrey worked in a few areas that provided him with the knowledge and experience to serve diligently in this role.

Jeffrey enlisted into the US Navy as a Seabee where he served alongside all branches of service for ten years with five deployments and two tours in Afghanistan. After his service, Jeffrey pursued his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Oakland University utilizing the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Vocational Rehabilitation. While there, he became the university's first full-time veteran’s coordinator. After completion of his degree program, Jeffrey made his move to Lansing where he worked as a Strategy Analyst for the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency with a direct concentration of veterans in higher education in Michigan. Jeffrey is currently working on his Master’s degree in Public Administration.

Favorite part of your work with the SVRC: Working in close proximity with veterans who have made the choice to take the next steps in their life through attaining an education at University of Michigan-Flint while also helping them recognize that they are the next leaders that this country has recognized as the finest and best trained.

Advice for student veterans: Stop into the SVRC on a regular basis and learn about all the great campus resources available at your fingertips, get involved with the Student Veterans Organization to learn how to maximize your educational benefits, and develop a good report with your instructors by speaking with them before/after class and visiting their office hours.

(810) 424-5391
Student Veterans Resource Center

Helen Budd

Veterans Certifying Evaluator

Credentials and ExperienceDedicated 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 twelve 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 SVRCCounseling 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. 

(810) 762-3380
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. 

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


Louis Haase

Credentials and Experience: I started working for the SVA in February of 2017. While enlisted in the United States Navy, I learned more than one could imagine. I’m grateful for the experience, because it pushes me to assist individuals in need.

Favorite part of your work with the SVA: My favorite part of my work is being that olive branch of information. To assist those in need to not only push themselves, but better themselves through education.

Student Veterans Resource Center

Hailee Strong

Credentials and Experience: I have worked in the SVRC since February 2016. I love getting the chance to help Veterans pursue their education goals! I served in the Army for 8 years and continue to serve in the Reserves. 

Favorite part of your work with the SVA:  Helping Veterans at every level of their education. I also love being able to socialize with people who have the same mind frame as myself. 

Advice for student Veterans: Utilize every resource you can and reach out to your Battles for guidance. We are here for you!