NC STRIVE! 2016 Presentations

Presentations in agenda order

Green Zone Training for Community Colleges
Matthew Thewes, M.Ed. Independent Consultant (former Director of Veterans Services, All-American Veterans Center, Fayetteville Technical Community College)

Track One: DoD to VA: Eligibility and Access To Care

Innovations and Ideas to Be and Do More
Debra A. Volkmer, MSW, LCSW, C-ASWCM, Program Manager, Transition and Care Management Team, Salisbury VAMC, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and Susan Watkins, MSW, LCSW, OEF/OIF/OND Transition Care Management Program Manager, VISN 6 Lead Program Manager, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Practical Application of Working with the Transitioning Veteran
Gillian Holt, Counselor, Greensboro Vet Center

Track Two: Military to Higher Education: Facilitating Academic Success

Establishing a Student Veteran Orientation Program – Olmstead

Establishing a Student Veteran Orientation Program – Ganser
Sandra Olmstead, Central Carolina Community College; Janet Polk, Fayetteville State University; Randy Smith, Methodist University; and Stephanie Ganser, UNC Wilmington

How to Maximize VA Educational Benefits
Dawn Whetstone, Veterans Affairs Coordinator, North Carolina Central University and SSG Thomas Parker, GI Bill Manager, North Carolina National Guard

Track Three: College to Career: Enhancing and Building the NC Workforce

Federal and State Job Seeking Resources
Jessica Locklear McLeod, Capital Area Workforce Development Board

Military-Centric Job Seeking Resources
SSG Jeffrey Whitman, NC National Guard

Transitioning from the Military to the Job
Charlene Callahan, Fayetteville Technical Community College

Engaging Students in Entrepreneurship
Scott Daugherty, Small Business Training and Development Center

Plenary: A phenomenological study: The Experience of Women Veterans in Transition and Adaptation to Higher Education
Meg S. Dutnell, Ed.D. Associate Dean of Students, Bridgewater College

Green Zone Training for 4-Year Colleges and Universities
Brian Papajcik, Assistant Dean of Students, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Amber Mathwig, Student Veteran Assistance Coordinator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill