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Resources for Veterans

On-Campus Resources

CMU Veterans Benefits and Services Coordinator Amanda Herron, Veteran Services, 970.248.1739
Amanda is also the Veteran Certifying Official for the GI Bill®.

Tutorial Learning Center (TLC), Houston Hall 113, 970.248.1392
The TLC provides tutoring for most essential learning courses and is open to all students. Tutoring includes helping students understand the work/concepts they are working on as well as developing study skills, test taking strategies and time management skills. The TLC also has computers that students may use for research, writing essays and printing.

Educational Access Services (EAS), Houston Hall 108, 970.248.1801
Educational Access Services offers accommodations to students with documented disabilities. EAS can provide extra time in an environment with reduced distractions for test taking, along with accommodations based on each individual's needs.

Student Veterans Association (SVA), sva@coloradomesa.edu, 970.248.1577
The Student Veterans Association at Colorado Mesa University is a student veteran-run club. The SVA is part of Student Veterans of America, a national organization. It is a way to connect with other veterans. Dependents are welcome. The mission of the SVA is to provide military veterans with the resources, support and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and after graduation.

Veteran's Lounge, Houston Hall 110A, 970.248.1577
The Veteran's Lounge (VL) supports the Student Veterans Association’s mission by offering comradely, peer-to-peer mentoring and networking opportunities. The VL is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm.

Career Services, University Center 106, 970.248.1404
Career Services provides resources and guidance for students and alumni in their journey toward reaching their career goals. The staff takes an active role in providing career exploration, workshops, fairs and on-campus employer visits to encourage students to investigate and gain information while establishing their career path.

Diversity, Advocacy and Health (Bob Lang, Fran Morales, Jesse Scott), Albers Hall, 970.248.1765
The Diversity, Advocacy and Health Office supports students’ needs academic and emotional mentoring, and by connecting students with resources on and off campus.

Community Resources

Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2121 North Avenue, 970.242.0731

  • Tom Ziemann – OIF/OEF Case Manager, 970.263.5058
    Tom Ziemann works with veterans to connect them with appropriate resources through the VA and within the community. He provides case management, social work and coordination of resources for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) veterans. He can assist with enrollment at the VA, along with coordinating medical and alternative resources.
  • Dawn Schadegg – Patient Advocate, 970.263.2800
    Dawn Schadegg ensures veterans receive their benefits and care at the VA.
  • Crystal Woolen – Peer Support, 970.263.2824
    Crystal Wooten helps veterans navigate the VA system and advocates for veterans to ensure everyone gets the care they deserve. She
    can assist with transition and mental health problems related to transition.

Vet Center, 2472 Patterson Road Unit 16, 970.245.4156
The Vet Center provides readjustment counseling services to all veterans and their families with military-related issues. Counseling for PTSD, sexual trauma and reintegration are free. They can assist with applying for VA benefits and finding VA and community resources.

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, with the Department of Veteran Affairs, Ryan Morris
744 Horizon Court, Suite 130, Office: 970.241.5422, Cell: 970.270.8093
Ryan Morris assists in providing education benefits for service-connected disabled veterans. He assists veterans in overcoming obstacles to employment and provides assistance with education benefits for job training.

Operation Revamp/Veterans Art Center, 307 South 12th Street, 970.462.3126
Provides alternative therapy to veterans including painting, photography, music lessons, woodworking and several other options. These services provide a therapeutic outlet and build community among veterans.

Veterans Crisis Line, 1.800.273.8255
Suicide and crisis counseling hotline.

Combat Call Center, 1.877.927.8387
This hotline can be used 24 hours a day for veterans needing readjustment and crisis counseling. This is an after-business hours number that can make referrals to the VA Medical Center and the Vet Center.

Veterans Upward Bound, Tim Brown, 519 29 1/2 Road, 970.256.2465
Veterans Upward Bound assists veterans in the development of the skills academic and otherwise, necessary for acceptance and success in higher education. This free program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in the core subject areas.

Rocky Mountain Human Services, Lydia DeLaRosa, 740 Gunnison Avenue, 970.812.2993
Assists veterans in finding housing and preventing homelessness along with employment services.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.