Green Zone

Military Student Services offers Green Zone training to members of the Virginia Commonwealth University community who want to learn more about the military student experience. The program trains faculty and staff to support veterans and their families as they transition to academic life.

The program was pioneered at VCU in 2010 by Ann Nichols-Casebolt, Ph.D., and is now offered at more than 100 universities and organizations nationwide.

Green Zone participants agree to:

  • Attend a 1.5-hour workshop that provides information and resources related to student veteran issues
  • Display the Green Zone sticker outside their office to let others know they can provide support and information about resources for student veterans
  • Serve as a resource to other faculty, staff or students who have questions about student veteran issues

View our events calendar for upcoming dates, and visit VCU Training to register. For more information or to set up training, contact Stephen Ross, director of Military Student Services, at or (804) 827-8730.

2019-2020 Green Zone Approved Staff/Faculty

The following VCU faculty and staff have chosen to support VCU veteran students by participating in the Green Zone Training presented by Military Student Services (MSS). This training is a joint venture between the staff of MSS, student veterans, and VCU special presenters and expertise in veteran experiences. The goal of VCU's Green Zone is to educate VCU faculty, staff, and students in veteran strengths, challenges, and lifestyles as they pursue their goals within VCU's educational programs. Dr. Ann Casebolt created the program in 2010 and since then it's development has been shared with over 100 other universities across the nation. VCU MSS would like to thank all participants and volunteer presenters for making all of VCU a more veteran-friendly and knowledgeable campus! 

Military Student Services Green Zone Training Providers 

Stephen Ross - Director of Military Student Services

Tres Morley - Assistant Director of Military Student Services

Jerry Hunt - Retired School Certifying Official of Military Student Services

James Grubb - Active School Certifying Official of Military Student Services

Aaron Autler - VCU Student Veterans Association President 

Shannon Gavit - VCU Student Veterans Association Vice President

Daniel Webster - VCU Student Veterans Association Treasurer

Eric Dueweke - Senior Resource Specialist for Central Region Department of Veteran Services 

Randy Gross - Regional Education Coordinator DVBIC

Steve Edson - Wounded Warrior Project Outreach Specialist 

Phil Walker - VCU Student

Daniela Rico - VCU Graduate

Phil Gandi - VCU Graduate

Chip Lauderbacht - VCU Student

Derek Hottell - VCU Rec Sports Staff

Chris Atkinson - VCU Rec Sports Staff

Al Jeffers - VCU Rec Sports Staff

Dale Wilson - VCU Rec Sports Staff

Greg McDonnell - VCU Rec Sports Staff

Lindsey Waser - VCU Rec Sports Staff

Meredith Hawkins - VCU Rec Sports Staff

Sam Albert - VCU Rec Sports Staff

Will Adams - VCU Rec Sports Staff

Christina Spohn - VCU Rec Sports Staff

Jessica Pellerin - VCU Rec Sports Staff

Noah Rogers - VCU Rec Sports Staff

Jessica Norman - VCU Rec Sports Staff


University Academic Advising Amber Cummings
Transfer CenterWhitney Lovelady
Transfer Center  Angela Aslanska 
Transfer Center  Anna Clark 
Campus Learning Center Lindsay Smith 
Campus Learning Center  Bridget Prince 
Campus Learning Center  Mark Bassard 
Career Services Melinda Snyder 
Division of Strategic Enrollment Management Anne Brown 
Division of Strategic Enrollment Management Michael Flanigan 
Division of Strategic Enrollment Management Amy Hutton 
Student Accounting Tiffany Mollineau
Records and Registration Bryan Smith
Supply Chain Management and Analytics  Paul Brooks
Division of Academic Success Amy Miller 
Division of Academic Success Andrew Anderson
National Scholarship OfficeMeredith Sisson Ph.D.
Office of AdmissionsErin Heath
Office of AdmissionsElmer Campos
Office of AdmissionsAshley Brown
New Student and Family ProgramsLyanne Yndestad
New Student and Family ProgramsLauren Braun
Office of Student ExperienceChelsea Gary
Center of Transition Innovations Aliza Lambert
Center of Transition Innovations Jan Shea
Center of Transition Innovations Jaclyn Camden
Center of Transition Innovations Stephanie Lau
Center of Transition Innovations Christine Groah
Office of Multicultural Student AffairsDavid Brown
VCU Global Student Success ProgramLindsay Welch
Counseling and Special EducationDonna Dockery
L. Douglas Wilder School Office of Student SuccessAshley Harrison
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government & Public AffairsLaura Foy
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government & Public AffairsJames Wasliewski
College of Humanities & Sciences - Office of Student ServicesJuliana Rasnic
VCUarts Dean's OfficeJill Ware
School of Business Dean's OfficeShannon Mitchell  
School of BusinessCait Burns
School of BusinessDanielle Hartman
School of BusinessVinicio Merida
School of BusinessAusten Gouldman
School of BusinessRegina Largent
School of BusinessGary Sullivan
Department of MarketingMayoor Mohan
University Student Health ServicesBetty Reppert
University Student Health ServicesSuzanne Heller
University Student Health ServicesBernadette Ucci
University Student Health ServicesKaren Kirby
University Student Health ServicesLauren Johnson
Kinesiology & Health Sciences Emma Goodridge
Health Behavior & PolicyRose Bono
Graduate Medical Education Administration Jessica Walker
SOMTech - VCU School of MedicineBrie Dubinsky 
Department of PhysicsJeannie Friedrich
Department of Biology Alvin Bryant
School of NursingMichael Smart
VCU LibrariesStacey Wahl
VCU LibrariesRachel Koenig
Roberston School of Media & CultureJoshua Smith
Roberston School of Media & CultureJeff South
Roberston School of Media & CultureMatilda Lynch
Roberston School of Media & CultureNatasha J. Long
Roberston School of Media & CultureTim Bajkiewicz, Ph.D.
Roberston School of Media & CulturePamela Williams
Roberston School of Media & CultureJay Adams
Roberston School of Media & CultureMaggie McDearmon
VCU BrandcenterCaley Cantrell
School of Social WorkAllison Ryals
School of Social WorkJillian Carpenter
School of Social WorkWhitney Brown
School of Social WorkKimberly King
School of Social WorkSarah Burton-Everette
School of Education Kelly Ligon 
School of Education Lisa Yamin
School of Education Brianne Morrison 
Department of English Matteo Pangallo
College of EngineeringAndy Young
Department of Political ScienceJohn Froitzheim
School of World StudiesCarmen Glass