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

Helen Budd

Interim Program Manager

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. 

Phone:
(810) 424-5589
Email:
lohaase@umflint.edu
Student Veterans Resource Center

Louis Haase

SVRC Peer Advisor

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.

Phone:
(810) 424-5589
Email:
rkusch@umflint.edu
Student Veterans Resource Center

Raymond Kusch

SVRC Peer Advisor

Credentials and Experience: I was enlisted in the Army for 7.5 years. While in the Army, I served as an infantrymen, sniper, and team leader. My last three years in the Army were spent at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD recovering from wounds sustained in Afghanistan.

 

Favorite part of your work with the SVA: I enjoy helping veterans integrate back into the civilian world. The three main ways that I assist veterans do that is through personal, professional, and financial counseling, mentoring, and helping them obtain the benefits that they have earned.

 

Advice for student veterans: Network. Be friendly and meet everyone you can. Eventually you will have a group of people that have your back in the civilian world just like you did in the military. Also, if you have any questions about the disability process or would like to speak with someone who understands what you have been through, please reach out!

 

 

 

Use of military-themed imagery does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Phone:
(810) 424-5589
Email:
chrshea@umflint.edu
Student Veterans Resource Center

Chris Shea

SVRC Peer Advisor

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.

 

Use of military-themed imagery does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Department of Defense.