Advising Community on Veterans, Military Students and Family Members

Active duty service members, National Guard and Reservists, veterans, and their family members are taking college courses in unprecedented numbers. As they enter into our colleges, they bring with them vast experiences, high levels of motivation, and unique perspectives. They may at times however, become overwhelmed or need additional support in order to be successful. Advisors have the opportunity to serve as advocates, mediators, and support for our military and veteran students. 

Want To Get Involved?

Please view the information below and email the Chair, Coby Dillard, if you are interested in:

  • Writing an Academic Advising Today article on supporting/advising military students, veterans, and/or their families.
  • Submission to present a proposal to regional or national conference.
  • Leading a project or committee for this group.
  • Volunteering on behalf of, or representing this group, at a regional or national conference.

2019 Annual Conference Sessions

"It's Not Bragging If You Can Back It Up" (Muhammad Ali) - CGSC Debuts Their Advising and Counseling Program
Date: October 22nd, 2019
Time: 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room: M015-106

Have You Walked in My Boots? The Importance of Acculturation in Advising Military-Connected Students
Date: October 23rd, 2019
Time: 9:15am - 10:15am
Room: M018

Steering Committee

Mario Lara - Florida International University
Mary Lawman - Austin Peay State University
Diane Jette - University of Wisconsin Whitewater
Nohemi Ramirez - University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill
Wendy Anderson - Georgia Gwinnett College
David Handrahan - Webster University - Luke Air Force Base
Joshua "JJ" Johnson - University of Central Florida
Michael Forrest - Arizona State University

Current Chair

Wendy Anderson
Georgia Gwinnett College


2019 Annual Conference

Advising Community Business Meeting

Date: October 22nd, 2019

Time: 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Room: L006

Featured Content

Coby Dillard, Chair of the group, recently published an article called Chickering’s Seven Vectors and Student Veteran Development, published in the September 2017 edition of Academic Advising Today